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7:00p ET, TD Garden

Boston, MA

TV: FSD

Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket // 1270 AM CBS Sports Radio

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Another day, another extremely important game for the Red Wings in their fight to climb back into the playoff race. Fortunately for them the Atlantic Division outside of Montreal is more of a war of attrition than a race for the playoffs right now. Even with all the injuries, blown third period leads and inconsistent play a win tonight would pull the Wings to within two points of Boston.

Boston welcomes the Wings tonight with problems of their own. Their coach is on the hottest of hot seats (at least with the Boston media), their defense is suddenly very porous and Tuukka Rask is starting to show signs of overuse. There could a playoff like atmosphere to this one as both sides need these two points desperately.

That win was made more difficult yesterday for the Red Wings with the news that both Tomas Vanek and Dylan Larkin will be out for tonight’s game (Larkin will also miss Thursday game against Toronto. The Wings are still hopeful Vanek can go Thursday). As a result, Tomas Jurco will get possibly his last best chance at showing the Red Wings why he belongs on this team. The other spot is still a little murky. The most likely course is that Drew Miller, fresh off of clearing waivers, will take the other spot in the lineup but the Red Wings have not confirmed that yet.

Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

Gustav Nyquist

Henrik Zetterberg

Anthony Mantha

Andreas Athanasiou

Frans Nielsen

Tomas Tatar

Justin Abdelkader

Riley Sheahan

Tomas Jurco

Drew Miller

Luke Glendening

Darren Helm


Defensemen

Danny DeKesyer

Mike Green

Niklas Kronwall

Nick Jensen

Jonathan Ericsson

Xavier Ouellet


Goaltenders

Jared Coreau

Petr Mrazek

Scratches: Ryan Sproul

Injuries: Tomas Vanek, Dylan Larkin, Steve Ott, Jimmy Howard, Brendan Smith, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale

Bruins Lineup

Forwards

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Frank Vatrano

Tim Schaller

David Kerjci

David Pastrnak

Ryan Spooner

Riley Nash

David Backes

Matt Beleskey

Dominic Moore

Austin Czarnik


Defensemen

Zdeno Chara

Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug

Adam McQuaid

Joe Morrow

John-Michael Liles


Goaltenders

Tuukka Rask

Zane McIntyre

Scratches/Injuries: Colin Miller, Kevin Miller, Jimmy Hayes

RED WINGS

THE MATCHUP

BRUINS

20-19-8  (48 pts, 6th in Atlantic)

Record

23-21-6 (52 pts; 3rd in Atlantic)

2.43 (23rd in NHL)

Goals Per Game

2.42 (24th in NHL)

2.89 (t21st)

Goals Against Per Game

2.52 (10th)

11.3% (30th)

Power Play %

16.9% (t20th)

80.8% (18th)

Penalty Kill %

86.6% (2nd)

28.9 (t24th)

Shots For Per Game

34.1 (2nd)

30.2 (t16th)

Shots Against Per Game

26.7 (2nd)

52.6 (4th)

Faceoff %

53.0  (3rd)

Tomas Vanek (12)

Goals Leader

David Pastrnak  (19)

Zetterberg/Vanek  (31)

Points Leader

Brad MArchand (45)

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