Preview: Red Wings vs. Bruins

Reilly Smith Daniel Cleary

Game #5: Detriot Red Wings (3-2) vs. Boston Bruins (3-1)

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: TD Garden

TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub

These two Original Six foes will drop the puck for the second time this season on Monday afternoon in a special Columbus Day matinee. The Black and Gold knocked off the Wings in impressive fashion back on October 5, 4-1. These teams won’t link again following this one until November 27.

The Bruins will be looking to build upon their big win over the Blue Jackets this past Saturday. Tuukka Rask was lights out, as he only surrendered a single goal. Chris Kelly scored the equalizing goal in the tilt and is continuing to showcase a dynamic style of hockey. Newcomer, Loui Eriksson, notched his first tally in a Bruins uniform. It was the game winner and a weight lifted off of his shoulders.

As for the Red Wings, their power play had been uncharacteristically held powerless prior to Saturday’s victory over the Flyers. They got themselves off the hook, striking three times with the man advantage.

Henrik Zetterberg has been on fire for Detroit. He found the net twice in their last outing and has a total of four goals in five games. Tuukka Rask has been hotter. Through four games, Rask has a 1.00 GAA and a .965 SV%. He’ll look to build upon his great start against a dangerous Wings offensive attack.

Rask stopped 25 Red Wing shots in their last meeting. Torey Krug also added a power play goal and an assist in the contest.

We saw Matt Bartkowski get his first start of the season on Saturday in favor of Dougie Hamilton. It’s unknown as to who will get the nod on the blue-line on Monday. Have to assume Claude Julien will make his decision in the pre-game skate. He did that prior to the Columbus game.

Jordan Caron projects to remain in the lineup and at the third line left wing position.

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Frank O’Laughlin – Senior Contributor – TitleTown Sports Network

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