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Pregame Snapshots: Bruins at Red Wings

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Wednesday, 04.02.2014 / 7:30 PM / News
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Pregame Snapshots: Bruins at Red Wings
Pregame Snapshots: Bruins at Detroit

7:30 p.m. - Pregame Snapshots: BOS vs. DET

STARTING GOALTENDERS: Rask (34-14-5, 2.02 GAA, .931 Save %) vs. Howard (18-18-11, 2.71 GAA, .909 Save %). Rask is 1-3-1 with a 3.60 GAA and has a 870 save % in five career games against Detroit. Howard is 3-1-0 with a 2.20 GAA and .931 save % in four career games against Boston.

BRUINS VS RED WINGS LIFETIME: The Bruins and Red Wings will meet for the 583rd time in their franchise histories this evening. The B’s trail with a 236-248-95-3 record in those matchups and have slightly outscored Detroit, 1,750-1,745. The Black & Gold are 80-156-52-1 in their 289 lifetime meetings against the Red Wings in Detroit, with the Red Wings holding a scoring advantage of 967-729 in those contests. The Bruins are 1-5-1 in their last seven games vs. the Red Wings overall and are 3-3-1 in their last seven in Detroit.

BERGY ON FIRE: Patrice Bergeron enters this evening, riding an eight game point-streak, notching eight goals and three assists for 11 point during that span. Bergeron has tallied goal in seven consecutive games during that streak, marking a career best. The streak is the longest such streak by a Bruins since Cam Neely who scored goals in eight straight games in the 1990-91 season.

HOT ON THE ROAD: Current road win streak is nine, which is a club record (old mark, 8 in 1971-72 and 1992-93) ... Their current road point streak of 13-0-3 is also a new team mark (old record, 15 at 9-0-6 in 1940-41).

STAYING POSITIVE:  The B's own the top three spots in in the NHL +/- race led by David Krejci’s +37 followed by Patrice Bergeron (+36) and Jarome Iginla (+34) ...A Bruin has led the NHL in +/- in 3 of the previous 5 seasons (Krejci, +37 in 2008-09; Chara, +33 in 2010-11; Bergeron, +36 in 2011-12)...Boston’s GF/GA differential, which leads the NHL. That includes a +46 3rd period differential, which is higher than the overall margin of all but 4 other teams.

IGINLA HITS 30: Forward Jarome Iginla has now hit the 30-goal mark in 12 straight 82-game seasons.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
3 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
4 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
5 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
6 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
7 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
8 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 23 5 11 -2 16
C. Soderberg 23 5 10 2 15
D. Hamilton 23 4 8 2 12
L. Eriksson 23 3 9 5 12
B. Marchand 20 5 6 4 11
M. Lucic 23 4 7 3 11
R. Smith 23 4 6 -1 10
D. Krejci 11 3 7 4 10
C. Kelly 21 2 6 4 8
S. Griffith 18 5 2 -1 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 10 6 1 .915 2.40
N. Svedberg 3 3 0 .913 2.46
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