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The Daily: Red Wings Excited for Boston Test; Bruins Also Seeking Bounce Back Performance

Detroit lost both games at Boston last season



Michael Rasmussen, Detroit Red Wings
Michael Rasmussen wants to the see the Red Wings clean up their act in Boston.

So often a graveyard of dreams for the Detroit Red Wings, is this going to be the occasion when Boston’s TD Garden extends them a lifeline of hope?

The Red Wings and Boston Bruins clash Saturday (7 p.m. ET). Detroit is carrying an 0-1-1 salte through the past two games, It’s the first time all season the Red Wings have gone consecutive games without posting a victory.

“I’m excited heading into next game and seeing how we react,” Detroit forward David Perron said. “It’s gonna be a good test to see how we react.”

Boston is also seeking a bounce back performance. In their last game, the Bruins squandered a two-goal third-period lead and lost in overtime to the Anaheim Ducks, falling from the ranks of the unbeaten.

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Detroit was 0-2 in two visits to TD Garden last season. The Bruins won 5-1 on Oct. 27 and 3-2 on March 11.

Atlantic Division

Florida: Feeling great, forward Sam Bennett is ready to return to action with the Florida Panthers.

Montreal: Five reasons why the Montreal Canadiens are off to a good start to the 2023-24 NHL season.

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Carolina: Welcoming Andrei Svechnikov back to the lineup, the Carolina Hurricanes blanked the San Jose Sharks 3-0.

Islanders: In Thursday’s New York Islanders vs Ottawa game, Senators forward Fabien Brunnstrom was seriously injured when his head struck the ice. He’s out with a concussion.

New Jersey: New Jersey Devils captain Nico Hischier is questionable with an undisclosed injuy after being heavily checked in the head by Buffalo defenseman Connor Clifton.

Washington: Owners of a two-game win streak, are the Washington Capitals beginning to figure it out and turning their season around?

Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Erik Karlsson thinks the team needs to show more urgency when on the power play.

Philadelphia: No one saw this aspect of the Philadelphia Flyers game coming.

Colorado: Top Colorado Avalanche prospect Nikolai Kovalenko is nearing a return from injury with Torpedo of the KHL. That’s the team who’s coach is former Red Wings star Igor Larionov.

Chicago: Give the gameplan of Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson the credit for their shocking win over the Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights.

San Jose: Shut out again, the San Jose Sharks have gone 151:30 without scoring a goal.

Vegas: A seven-game winning streak came to an end as Chicago beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in overtime.