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Bruins vs. Red Wings 2/9/20 PREVIEW: Boston’s 2nd Back-to-back in over a week brings them to the midwest for even matinee-ier hockey!

Oh boy! Lunch hockey!

Boston Bruins v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

Just the Facts:

The Time: Noon-thirty EST

The Place: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit, Michigan

Place to Watch: NBC, TVAS

Place to Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Know your Enemy:

  • This information might be news to you, but the Red Wings are kinda bad this season. Let’s hope Lafreniere ends up in San Jose.
  • Tyler Bertuzzi leads the Red Wings in goals with 18 in 56 games. The point-leader is Dylan Larkin, who has 39 points in 56.
  • Bertuzzi also leads the wings in Power Play Points, with 11.
  • Jonathan Bernier is nominally your leader in goal, with a .908 SV%, and 11 wins in 28 starts.

Game Notes:

Hot on the heels of bringing the pain down on the Coyotes, the Bruins have headed to the upper midwest to take on the Detroit Red Wings, a team who is more interested in what happens in july rather than what happens right now. They have 13 wins all year, few if any of their talents are the kind of player who could move the needle in a trade, and are dead last in every conceivable metric that matters.

But all is not as it was expected to be, as young gun Jeremy Lauzon went and did a bonehead thing yesterday where he brained Derek Stepan from behind with his elbow, and was served a match penalty, as well as probably supplementary discipline. Urho Vaakanainen, who’s been playing well for Providence, was a last minute scratch for Providence’s game yesterday, and a likely candidate to replace him. There’s also Brandon Carlo’s expected return from [REASONS UNKNOWN, CONTACT YOUR ADMINISTRATOR], so the defense will look no worse for wear.

After such a quick turnaround, can the Bruins extend their current win streak to seven? Let’s find out while we make our sandwiches!