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Pregame Snapshots: Bruins at Red Wings

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Wednesday, 04.2.2014 / 7:30 PM ET / News
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Pregame Snapshots: Bruins at Red Wings

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 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
2 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
3 BOS 54 29 19 6 153 146 64
4 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
5 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
6 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
7 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
8 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 53 19 26 7 45
L. Eriksson 53 16 24 10 40
D. Krejci 43 12 27 1 39
R. Spooner 53 11 27 -8 38
B. Marchand 48 25 12 11 37
Z. Chara 51 7 21 7 28
M. Beleskey 51 8 18 8 26
T. Krug 52 3 21 2 24
J. Hayes 51 11 12 -8 23
B. Connolly 50 7 9 -6 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 19 16 5 .916 2.56
J. Gustavsson 9 3 1 .911 2.58
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