Bruins bring 3-game win streak into matchup against the Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings (3-1-2, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Boston Bruins (6-1-0, first in the Atlantic Division)
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host the Detroit Red Wings with a three winning streak intact.
Boston had a 51-26-5 record overall while going 17-8-1 against opponents from the Atlantic Division last season. The Bruins scored 249 total goals last season (3.0 per game on 35.9 shots per game).
Detroit went 8-15-3 in Atlantic Division play and had a 32-40-10 record overall last season. Goalies for the Red Wings averaged 29.9 saves per game last season while conceding 3.8 goals per game.
INJURIES: Bruins: Charlie McAvoy: out (shoulder), Brad Marchand: out (hip).
Red Wings: Jake Walman: out (shoulder), Tyler Bertuzzi: out (upper-body), Robby Fabbri: out (knee), Seth Barton: out (undisclosed), Dylan Larkin: day to day (upper body), Mark Pysyk: out (achilles).