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The Red Wings look to snap a four game losing streak at home against Boston on Saturday

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins
Former UMaine Black Bear Jimmy Howard
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The Red Wings host the Bruins at their new Little Caesars Arena tomorrow night at 7:30PM on NESN.

  • In a nutshell, the Bruins arrive to face a Red Wings team that is sliding on a four game skid. Fox Sports
  • Tuukka Rask will be getting right back up on the horse after his forgettable performance in Montreal. He is, after all, still among the league leaders in goaltending stats. Boston Globe
  • Ignore everything Rask has done consistently and well to dive off the deep end over one bad game, if you must. 985 The Sports Hub
  • The line and pairing blender has been engaged for this game. Providence Journal
  • Bruce Cassidy is shuffling defensemen as a response to breakdowns against Pittsburgh that then nagged the team to Montreal. Boston Herald
  • Boston is not taking this game for granted. Boston Herald
  • Without the services of Jake DeBrusk, we’ll get another look at Zach Senyshyn and Peter Cehlarik. Bonus- link to The Skate Podcasts which feature Cam Neely and Nicklas Lidstrom. WEEI
  • Senyshyn earned the second look after a solid performance alongside Anders Bjork and Charlie Coyle in Montreal. Connor Clifton bounced back against the Canadiens after a decidedly off game against the Penguins on Monday night. HockeyBuzz
  • Can you stand another ode to the Bruins’ league leading top line? Fansided
  • By the numbers this season, David Pastrnak has been money with and without the puck. Sportsnet
  • It is better to maintain heathy hydration status than chase after it once lost, as Bruins players well know. Boston Herald
  • Speaking of Detroit, might they be interested in acquiring a certain native son? Boston Globe
  • Tyler Toffoli would be an interesting target for the Bruins. Bonus- by the numbers, he is effective at zone entries. Puck Prose
  • The news from Providence is positive, and patience appears to be paying off with Jakub Zboril. Causeway Crowd

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins lead the Atlantic Division NHL and trail only the Capitals in the Eastern Conference. NHL In the league overall, Boston has dropped to third place behind Washington and now the Blues. (The standings remain pretty static, but links are NOT) NHL
  • Note that David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are the Offensive Leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask remains in the mix of Goaltending Leaders in all categories. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Join the pigpile on Milan Lucic, who has drawn ire for his recent antics. The Hockey Writers Another take on the subject. The Hockey News Desperate times call for desperate measures. Captain Blake Wheeler will answer his team’s call. Yahoo Sports
  • To call the Jets season unlucky is an understatement, as injuries keep mounting. Sportsnet
  • They’re baaaaack... what better to milk for profit than the beloved Mighty Ducks franchise? Anaheim Calling
  • How well can you “Name That Goalie”? NHL
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  • NHL netminders opine on the topic of “lacrosse-style” goals. Sportsnet
  • Good news following experimental spinal surgery on a Humboldt Broncos player- Ryan Straschinitzki has recovered movement in his legs. CBC