Bruins visit the Red Wings after Coyle’s 2-goal game
Boston Bruins (34-10-12, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (13-39-4, eighth in the Atlantic Division)
Detroit; Sunday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Red Wings host Boston after Charlie Coyle scored two goals in the Bruins’ 4-2 win against the Coyotes.
The Red Wings are 6-26-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit scores 2.0 goals per game, the least in the league. Tyler Bertuzzi leads them with 18 total goals.
The Bruins are 10-4-3 against division opponents. Boston is fifth in the league averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Brad Marchand with 0.8.
In their last meeting on Nov. 8, Detroit won 4-2. Robby Fabbri scored a team-high two goals for the Red Wings in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bertuzzi leads the Red Wings with 18 goals, adding 19 assists and totaling 37 points. Dylan Larkin has totaled four goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Detroit.
David Krejci leads the Bruins with a plus-22 in 47 games played this season. Jake DeBrusk has four goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-2-1, averaging 3.3 goals, six assists, 4.5 penalties and 12 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .931 save percentage.
Red Wings: 1-8-1, averaging 1.4 goals, 2.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Filip Zadina: out (lower body), Madison Bowey: day to day (undisclosed).
Bruins: Joakim Nordstrom: day to day (undisclosed), Danton Heinen: day to day (unspecified).