Here’s your Boston Hockey Now Bruins Game Day Preview:
Boston Bruins (9-0-1, 19 pts) @ Detroit Red Wings (6-4-1, 13 pts)
TIME: 7:05 p.m. ET
TV: NESN, BSDET
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Money Line: Bruins (-142), Red Wings (+120)
Puck Line: Bruins -1.5 (+170), Red Wings +1.5 (-205)
Over/Under: Over 6 (+102), Under 6 (-122)
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Bost0n Bruins Notes
-Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery is switching up the forward lines tonight. Per Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, Montgomery has dropped rookie center Matt Poitras down to the third line between Trent Frederic and Morgan Geekie, and james van Riemsdyk moves up to the left wing on the top line with center Pavel Zacha and winger David Pastrnak.
-Linus Ullmark will get the nod between the pipes tonight. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner is now 4-0-1 with a 1.77 GAA and a .939 save percentage.
–David Pastrnak leads the Bruins in goals (8) and in points with 14 in ten games. Pastrnak, Charlie Coyle and Charlie McAvoy lead the team in assists with six helpers in ten games.
–Charlie McAvoy has appealed his four-game suspension but is still slated to serve the second game of the suspension tonight.
–In addition to McAvoy, the Bruins blue line will also be missing Matt Grzelcyk (upper-body) and Derek Forbort (lower-body). Wingers Jakub Lauko (facial fracture) and Milan Lucic (lower body) are both week-to-week.
-The Boston Bruins have the best penalty kill in the NHL, killing 39 of the 40 powerplays they’ve allowed. They’re on the opposite end with their powerplay as they’ve gone 5-for-32 on the man advantage.
Detroit Red Wings Notes
-Since starting the season 5-1-0, the Detroit Red Wings have gone 1-3-1. They lost their last game, 2-0, to the Florida Panthers.
-Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin leads the team in assists (11) and points with 15. Alex DeBrincat leads the team in goals with nine lamplighters.
-Ville Husso will get the nod between the pipes for the Red Wings. Husso is 4-2-1 with a 3.28 GAA and a .900 save percentage. Husso knows he can be better and admitted to letting in some softies so far.
James van Riemsdyk-Pavel Zacha-David Pastrnak
Brad Marchand-Charlie Coyle-Jake DeBrusk
Trent Frederic-Matt Poitras-Morgan Geekie
John Beecher-Patrick Brown-Danton Heinen
Hampus Lindholm-Kevin Shattenkirk
Mason Lohrei-Brandon Carlo
Parker Wotherspoon-Ian Mitchell
Detroit Red Wings Lineup
Alex DeBrincat-Dylan Larkin-Lucas Raymond
David Perron-J.T. Compher-Andrew Copp
Michael Rasmussen-Joe Veleno-Daniel Sprong
Klim Klostin-Austin Czarnik-Christian Fischer
Jake Walman-Moritz Seider
Shane Gostisbehere-Justin Holl
Ben Chiarot-Jeff Petry