Bruins vs. Red Wings Preview: Swedish Invasion at the TD Garden

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Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NESN, NHL-N. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 1-0-0 vs. Red Wings 2-0-0

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Detroit Lines:

Henrik Zetterberg - Pavel Datsyuk - Justin Abdelkader
Daniel Alfredsson - Stephen Weiss - Johan Franzen
Drew Miller - Cory Emmerton - Mikael Samuelsson
Daniel Cleary - Joakim Andersson - Todd Bertuzzi
Jonathan Ericsson - Niklas Kronwall
Jakub Kindl - Danny Dekeyser
Brendan Smith - Kyle Quincy
Jimmy Howard
Jonas Gustavsson

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron - Chris Kelly - Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Adam McQuaid - Torey Krug
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Preview:

The Red Wings are so Swedish. Seriously. Eight Swedes in the lineup tonight. That's almost half their team.

The Wings haven't lost yet, beating Buffalo (oh, how difficult that must have been) and the Hurricanes (likewise). This game should be the first really hard test for both teams operating at full strength this time, the two teams predicted to lead the Flortheast this season.

Tuukka Rask is 0-1-1 against Detroit all-time; in his first game against them, he gave up five goals and the Bruins lost 6-1.

His second contest against the Red Wings came on Black Friday in 2011, when the Bruins lost in the shootout to end their streak of wins that season.

The Bruins should be icing the same lineup as against Tampa the other night, with Caron on the third line alongside Smith and Kelly. On D, Bartkowski will be the odd man out again.

Never Forget:

Konstantinov, what a punk. Also featuring a nice "Detroit Sucks" chant.

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