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Game Notes - Detroit/Boston

Boston Bruins Notes

The Bruins host the Red Wings tonight in the 1st of 4 games between these teams this season and the 1st of 2 games of this season’s series at TD Garden …The Bruins are 1-0-0 this season as they opened the year with a 3-1 home win vs. Tampa Bay on Oct. 3 …The Red Wings are 2-0-0 this season with a 1-0-0 record on the road, as they opened their year with a 2-1 home win vs. Buffalo on Oct. 2 and overcame an 0-2 deficit for a 3-2 OT win last night in Carolina …The Bruins and Red Wings both boast 1-0-0 marks vs. Atlantic Division opponents thus far this season.

INJURIES –Man Games Lost: 1
- Carl Söderberg –Ankle
 
MILESTONES APPROACHING

- Milan Lucic –2 goals shy of his 100th NHL/Bruins goal
 
BOSTON vs. DETROIT, LIFETIME SERIES

- The Bruins and Red Wings are meeting for the 580th time in their franchise histories with the Bruins having a 235-246-95-3 record and a 1,743-1,735 scoring advantage in those games.
- The Bruins are 155-91-43-2 in their 291 games of this lifetime series in Boston with a 1,015-774 scoring edge in those contests.
- The Bruins and Red Wings did not meet last season and the Bruins are winless in their last 4 games vs. the Red Wings at 0-3-1 with their last win over Detroit a 4-1 win in Boston on Nov. 29, 2008 …They are 6-4-3 in their last 13 games vs. Detroit with a 3-2-2 mark in their last 7 vs. the Red Wings on home ice.
- Fun Facts: Tonight’s game will see brothers Reilly (Boston) and Brendan (Detroit) facing each other …The Bruins and Red Wings are playing in the same division for the 1st time since both occupied the East Division in 1972-73 …Boston’s Tuukka Rask and Detroit’s Jimmy Howard tied for the league lead in shutouts last season with 5 each …There has not been a shutout by either of these teams in Boston since a 7-0 Bruins win on Nov. 7, 1982 (Pete Peeters) and the Red Wings have not had a shutout in Boston since Dec. 28, 1965 (1-0, Roger Crozier).

Detroit Red Wings Notes

LAST HEAD-TO-HEAD GAME (2011-12)
DET 3 @ BOS 2 SO (11/25/11)
1st Period: DET Filppula (Zetterberg, White) 12:43-EV
2nd Period: BOS Paille (Horton) 4:05-EV; DET Datsyuk (Bertuzzi, Franzen) 4:40-EV
3rd Period: BOS Bergeron 7:52-EV
OT: No scoring
SO: DET Bertuzzi
Shots: DET 31 (6-14-10-1); BOS 43 (13-10-18-2)
Goalies: DET Howard (W, 41-43); BOS Rask (SOL, 29-31)
PP: DET 0-3; BOS 0-2
 
DETROIT VS BOSTON

- Tonight marks the 580th all-time meeting between DET and BOS
- The only teams DET has played more than BOS are CHI (725) and TOR (644)
- DET’s all-time record vs BOS: 249-234-95-1
- DET’s all-time road record vs BOS: 93-154-43-1
- DET is 5-3-1 vs BOS in 9 meetings since 2003-04
- DET’s last loss to BOS was 11/29/08 (4-1 L)
- Tonight is the first of 17 games for DET against Original 6 opponents this season
- DET played 9 games against Original 6 opponents in 2011-12 (4 in 2012-13)
- Daniel Alfredsson has 69 points (26-43-69) in 86 games vs BOS
- Todd Bertuzzi made his NHL debut and scored his first NHL goal and assist with NYI vs BOS on 10/7/95
- Jimmy Howard is 3-0 vs BOS with a 1.62 GAA and a .947 SV%
- Henrik Zetterberg has 10 points (3-7-10) in 9 games vs BOS
- Tonight marks the 4th NHL meeting between the Smith brothers: Brendan (DET) and Reilly (BOS) and first since Reilly was traded to BOS (from DAL with Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser and Joe Morrow for Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button, 7/4/13)
- BOS D Torey Krug is from Livonia, MI and played for Michigan State from 2009-12
- BOS C Chris Kelly played one season for the Grand Rapids Griffins (2001-02)
- DET RW Patrick Eaves played three seasons for Boston College (2002-05)

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Comments

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Paul.  I sure can’t figure out how you do all that you do.  But it is appreciated.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 10/05/13 at 12:57 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Much appreciated, Boss.  Slainte.

Referees:
Marc Joannette (25)  <=======
Dan O’Rourke (9)      <=======

Linesmen:
Steve Barton (59)
Brian Murphy (93)

Holy hell.  At least for me, I certainly know which way this is slanted and it pointed towards the Wings.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 10/05/13 at 01:00 PM ET

SYF's avatar

*...and it AIN’T pointed…

[facepalm]

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 10/05/13 at 01:01 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Thanks, Paul.  I sure can’t figure out how you do all that you do.  But it is appreciated.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 10/05/13 at 12:57 PM ET


Check out amazingredwingstatcompilations.com

or not

Keep up the good work Paul.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 10/05/13 at 01:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I guess you are carrying on for OKie in the interim. Great work!

Thanks Paul.

Bitches.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/05/13 at 01:58 PM ET

Chet's avatar

I’m in another classic situation of having AT&T uverse and gameenter meaning no possible way to watch this game legally. So stupid. Help?

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 10/05/13 at 02:30 PM ET

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