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Boston
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Dec 29, 2014
7:00 PM ET
NBCSN, TVA, NESN, FS-D
Monday, December 29, 2014
7:00 PM ET
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Bruins may be shorthanded against Red Wings

Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 9:46 PM

Matt Kalman - NHL.com Correspondent

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Bruins may be shorthanded against Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins

RED WINGS (19-8-9) at BRUINS (18-15-3)

TV: FS-D, NESN, NBCSN, TVA SPORTS

Season series: The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings have split their prior two meetings, with Detroit winning 2-1 on Oct. 9 and Boston winning 3-2 in a shootout Oct. 22. Both games were played in Detroit. Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist had two goals in the two games.

Red Wings team scope: After going winless for a six-game stretch (0-2-4) the Red Wings will look for their third straight win. It would appear that the more the Red Wings avoid the shootout, the better off they are. All four losses in that six-game stretch came in the shootout and they are 1-7 in shootouts this season. Goaltender Jimmy Howard returned to the lineup in a 3-2 overtime win against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday after an injury absence, making 31 saves. Nyquist scored the game-winning goal against Ottawa and had three assists in the Red Wings’ 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 23.

Bruins team scope: The Bruins are in the unusual position of being outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture at this time of the year. They had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 6-2 loss on Saturday. Just when it seemed like the Bruins were getting healthy, they didn’t have forwards Patrice Bergeron or Milan Lucic for practice on Sunday. According to coach Claude Julien both players are day-to-day and their availability won’t be determined until Monday. The Bruins’ offense continues to struggle, as they rank 21st in the NHL with 2.53 goals per game.

Team Stats
GPRecordHomeRoadL10G/GPGA/GPPP%PK%PIM/GPS/GPSA/GPFO%
3619-8-912-4-67-4-34-2-42.832.2824.388.48.630.827.254.9
3618-15-311-6-27-9-14-4-22.532.6416.579.310.230.129.553.1


2014-2015 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Apr 02 '15 7:30 PM ET at Red Wings
Mar 08 '15 7:30 PM ET at Bruins
Dec 29 '14 7:00 PM ET at Bruins
Oct 15 '14 BOS 3 at DET 2 - SO D. Krejci
Oct 09 '14 BOS 1 at DET 2 G. Nyquist
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
H. Zetterberg3682432-11411
P. Datsyuk25131326+4652
T. Tatar36141024+21644
G. Nyquist3615823-61683
J. Franzen2971320-112643
N. Kronwall3651520-23010
J. Abdelkader298917+62212
R. Sheahan3671017+2640
D. Helm3651116-2211
D. DeKeyser3421113+51001
T. Jurco3321012+8810
S. Weiss135611+3211
J. Kindl28279-11420
B. Smith31257-22400
J. Ericsson36077-53000
K. Quincey32156+33500
L. Glendening36325+31800
D. Miller36145+1400
J. Andersson28033+01000
D. Cleary10112-3200
X. Ouellet9112+3000
A. Nestrasil13022-3400
B. Lashoff10022+5400
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
J. Howard2714-5-7557072.05.922
P. Mrazek74-2-1161932.35.917
J. Gustavsson31-1-17762.30.908
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
P. Bergeron3672027+62602
C. Soderberg3661723+61031
B. Marchand33101121+104013
L. Eriksson3691221+7622
D. Hamilton3671320+01632
R. Smith3681018+4810
M. Lucic3661117+26910
C. Kelly3431114+41101
T. Krug326713+11110
D. Krejci164711-11011
D. Seidenberg36358-12000
Z. Chara17268+21610
S. Griffith25527-4601
D. Paille36167-6800
G. Campbell31325-12301
S. Gagne23314+0401
M. Bartkowski18044-22400
Z. Trotman17044-1000
M. Fraser24303-5701
K. Miller21123+5900
C. Cunningham11202-2200
A. McQuaid20112+21900
J. Morrow15101+3400
D. Pastrnak5011+0000
D. Warsofsky4011+1000
R. Spooner5000-2000
B. Robins3000+01400
A. Khokhlachev3000-2000
J. Caron2000-2000
M. Lindblad1000+0000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
T. Rask2814-10-3707792.59.910
N. Svedberg114-5-0232822.46.918