BRUINS (11-2-2) at RED WINGS (4-12-1)
7:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, SNE, SNO, TVA Sports, FS-D, NESN, NHL.TV
David Pastrnak will try to extend his NHL career-best point streak to 14 games when the Boston Bruins play the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Friday.
Pastrnak has 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists) during the streak, which started Oct. 8, in Boston's third game of the season. With a point Friday he will have the Bruins' third-longest point streak since 1994-95. Adam Oates had a point in 20 straight games 1996-97 and Phil Kessel had an 18-point streak in 2008-09.
The Bruins had a six-game winning streak ended in a 5-4 loss against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. Boston is 8-1-2 in its past 11 games.
Detroit defenseman Mike Green will return after missing three games because of an illness. The Red Wings have lost four straight and 12 of their past 13 games (1-11-1).
Players to watch
Bruins forward Brad Marchand has 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in his past five games.
Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou has two points (one goal, one assist) in his past two games, including his first goal of the season.
They said it
"We need to take care of the defensive breakdowns we had in our zone against Montreal, and that means shoring up our structure. I thought our wingers got beat a couple times by not showing enough patience. We can't jump into battles and leave something else open. Once you have one breakdown it kind of snowballs." -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy
"We had success last year with the mindset that we had nothing to lose, and we certainly don't have anything to lose right now. It's gone poorly, but if we play fearless and beat Boston tonight, we're going to walk into this locker room feeling great about ourselves. That's a lot more fun." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak
Peter Cehlarik -- David Krejci -- Danton Heinen
Anders Bjork -- Charlie Coyle -- Zach Senyshyn
Brett Ritchie -- Sean Kuraly -- Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara -- Connor Clifton
Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk -- Charlie McAvoy
Scratched: Steven Kampfer, Cameron Hughes
Injured: Joakim Nordstrom (infection), Karson Kuhlman (fractured tibia), Kevan Miller (knee), Anton Blidh (shoulder), John Moore (shoulder), Par Lindholm (upper body), David Backes (upper body), Jake DeBrusk (lower body)
Red Wings projected lineup
Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha
Robby Fabbri -- Valtteri Filppula -- Andreas Athanasiou
Brendan Perlini -- Frans Nielsen -- Adam Erne
Darren Helm -- Christoffer Ehn -- Justin Abdelkader
Patrik Nemeth -- Filip Hronek
Madison Bowey -- Mike Green
Dylan McIlrath -- Dennis Cholowski
Scratched: Taro Hirose, Alex Biega
Injured: Luke Glendening (upper body), Danny DeKeyser (lower body), Trevor Daley (lower body)
Cehlarik, who was recalled from Providence of the American Hockey League on Thursday, will replace DeBrusk on the second line. … Fabbri will make his Red Wings debut after being acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday.
Rask is 7-1-2 with a 2.17 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in his past 10 starts against the Red Wings. … Detroit has scored 17 5-on-5 goals in its past 15 games.