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Preview: Bruins roll into Detroit to end 2023 (the calendar year)

Will we be singing Auld Lang Syne or drinking our woes?

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

Just the facts

When: Tonight, 5:00 PM

Where: Little Caesars Area — Detroit, Mich.

How to follow: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

Opposing SB Nation site: Winiging It In Motown

Know your enemy

  • 17-15-4, 38PTS, 5th in the Atlantic Division
  • Alex DeBrincat: 17G-20A-37PTS; Dylan Larkin: 13G-17A-30PTS; Lucas Raymond: 11G-16A-27PTS
  • James Reimer: 3-6-2, 3.41 GAA, .889 save percentage; Alex Lyon: 5-3-1, 2.39 GAA, .925 save percentage

Game notes

  • The Boston Bruins have some momentum and look to extend their winning streak after they took down the New Jersey Devils, 5-2, last night in Boston!
  • The Bruins last saw the Red Wings on Black Friday, where the Wings handed the B’s just their second regulation loss of the season at that time.
  • Tonight, they’ll face a Detroit Red Wings squad who are looking to end their calendar year on a high note as they try and find their form after losing true starter Ville Husso to injury.
  • The Wings are 2-3-0 in their last five games before Sunday’s bout.
  • Patrick Kane is doing Patrick Kane things again? In 12 games for Detroit, he’s put up 6-7-13 tallies. They’re going to need to outscore opponents, and a healthy Kane looks to be doing that.
  • Last night was a fun one in Boston, eh? David Pastrnak and Kevin Shattenkirk each put up two goals, while Jake DeBrusk finally got off the schneid.
  • Despite what looked to be an injury scare last night, Charlie McAvoy is OK. After colliding with Linus Ullmark late in the third period on a power play, Jim Montgomery said Chuckie Mac was walking around the locker room just fine, happy for the win, and thinking it was just a stinger. Let’s hope he’s ok for tonight and doesn’t have any lingering soreness.
  • As always, with a back-to-back and our goalie rotation, we will most likely see Jeremy Swayman tonight.
  • Happy New Year to all!