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Bruins and Red Wing set for home-and-home series

The Bruins and Detroit Red Wings will meet twice this season and both of those meetings will happen this weekend. First, the B's will host the Wings in a rare Friday night game at TD Garden before heading to The Motor City for a 12:30 PM Sunday afternoon clash on NBC.

Unless you are living under a rock, you know that the Bruins are coming off of a crazy fight-filled 8-6 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Meanwhile, the Red Wings are looking to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night, the team's third loss in four games.

The Red Wings find themselves in second place in the very strong Western Conference and first in the Central with a record of 32-16-6.

Red Wings Leading Goal Scorer


G A P +/- PIM
Johan Franzen 26 15 41 4 26

Red Wings Goaltending


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Jimmy Howard 41 2323 26 10 112 2.89 1170 1058 .904 2


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Joey MacDonald 7 326 1 3 13 2.39 146 133 .911 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Chris Osgood 11 629 5 3 29 2.77 298 269 .903 0

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Out 

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marc Savard concussion 01/23/2011


Detroit Red Wings Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Valtteri Filppula knee 02/10/2011
Jan Mursak toe 02/10/2011

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Chris Osgood sports-hernia 01/10/2011
Mike Modano wrist 11/27/2010
Brad Stuart jaw 01/08/2011

Notes:

- The Red Wings will honor injured goalie Chris Osgood before Sunday's game. Osgood recently became the 10th goaltender in NHL history to record 400 career wins.

- The game was originally scheduled for 5:00 PM ET, but NBC decided to air the game nationally on their game of the week broadcast, which moved the puck drop to 12:30 PM ET.

- Speaking of puck drop, boxing legend Mickey Ward will be dropping the ceremonial puck before Friday's game at TD Garden.

- ...and speaking of fighting. Don't expect to see the fisticuffs-filled fiasco you saw on Thursday night against the Habs. The Red Wings have dropped the gloves just 8 times this season. These are not Probert's Red Wings, folks. One of the Bruins media contingent needs to ask one of the Red Wings equipment guys if their jerseys come equipped with a fight strap and mitten tethers.

- Rene Rancourt is scheduled to sing the Anthem on Friday, which means that Rancourt and Mickey Ward will be on the ice at the same time. Mythical bonus points to anyone who can tell me what Rancourt and Ward have in common.

- The Bruins are 3-5-2 vs. the Western Conference this season.

- The B's are just 2 for their last 22 on the power play.

- If I had to guess, I would say that Tuukka Rask will get the start in goal on Friday and Flint, MI native Tim Thomas will get the nod on Sunday in Detroit.

- The Public Skate open threads will start 30 minutes before puck drop.

- For more on this weekend's series with the Detroit Red Wings, check out Winging It In Motown