Red Wings Preview: Detroit Faces Tough Opponent in Boston

Dec 1, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) reacts after scoring a goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 1, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) reacts after scoring a goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tonight, the Detroit Red Wings travel to Boston to play the always difficult Bruins.  Boston is undefeated 3-0-0, on home ice this year.  Game time is 7:00 PM ET at TD Garden, Boston, MA.

This is the first of two November games between Detroit and Boston.  Detroit will return to Boston for a rematch on Tuesday November 30.

The Bertuzzi Watch

Tyler Bertuzzi looks to return after a two-game absence.  For the season, the Red Wings are 0-3 when Bertuzzi is not in the lineup, 4-1-2 when he is dressed.  The Red Wings are also 2-0-0 when Bertuzzi plays when the team is on the road.

Red Wings Notes

  • Tyler Bertuzzi continues to lead the Red Wings in scoring with six goals and nine points in seven games
  • Moritz Seider was recently named October Rookie of the Month
  • Seider leads the Red Wings with eight assists
  • Thomas Greiss returns to the Red Wings goal for his 6th start, he has a 3-2-0 record
  • Dylan Larkin missed practice on Wednesday and is doubtful.

Detroit Projected Lineup

Forwards

Tyler Bertuzzi – Michael Rasmussen – Lucas Raymond

Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina

Vladislav Namestnikov – Joe Veleno  – Sam Gagner

Adam Erne – Mitchell Stephens – Carter Rowney

Defensemen

Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Marc Staal – Troy Stecher

Goaltenders

Thomas Greiss (Starting)

Alex Nedeljkovic

Not in lineup 

Gustav Lindstrom (undisclosed),  Jordan Oesterle (Healthy), Dylan Larkin (Personal), Givani Smith (Healthy)

Bruins Notes

  • The Bruins have only played seven games (4-3-0) and currently sit 23rd in league standings
  • Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in scoring with four goals and eight points
  • Jeremy Swayman is set to make his 4th start and has a 1-2-0 record, 2.71 GAA, and .893 SV%

Boston Projected Lineup

Forwards

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak

Taylor Hall – Charlie Coyle – Craig Smith

Jake DeBrusk – Erik Haula – Curtis Lazar

Trent Frederic – Tomas Nosek – Karson Kuhlman

Defensemen

Derek Forbort – Charlie McAvoy

Matt Grzelcyk – Brandon Carlo

Mike Reilly – Connor Clifton

Goaltenders

Jeremy Swayman (Starting)

Linus Ullmark

Not in Lineup

Nick Foligno (Upper Body), Anton Blidh (Upper Body), Jakub Zboril (Healthy), Jack Studnicka (Healthy),

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