[7:08 PM] Bruins @ Red Wings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Boston Bruins (3-4-0)

@ Detroit Red Wings (6-2-0)


Starting Goalies:

Tuukka Rask (BOS): Unconfirmed

Jimmy Howard (DET): Likely


Current odds:

Boston Bruins: (+110)

Detroit Red Wings: (-130)


After opening the season in ominous fashion by allowing 10 goals in a pair of road losses, the Red Wings abruptly have turned things around by ripping off six consecutive victories.

While the Red Wings have matched their longest winning streak since January 2015, the banged-up Bruins have been outscored 14-4 during a three-game skid after giving up five unanswered goals in a 5-2 setback at the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Boston received a sliver of optimism when starting goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice after sitting out two games with an undisclosed injury. With backup Anton Khudobin also sidelined, the Bruins were forced to dip into the minors and give starts to Malcolm Subban and Zane McIntyre, who were singed for 10 goals over the last two games.

Detroit is receiving stellar play from the tandem of Petr Mrazek and Jimmy Howard, who have combined to allow eight goals during the six-game run.

Red Wings F Gustav Nyquist, tied for the team lead with eight points, has scored five goals in 11 career games versus Boston.


StreakSmarts Pick: Detroit Red Wings

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick