BOSTON BRUINS VS DETROIT RED WINGS
PRESS BOX PREGAME NOTES: MARCH 6, 2018
PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS: Anton Khudobin (14-4-4, 2.34 GAA, .921 Save %) vs. Jared Coreau (1st NHL appearance in 2017-18). Khudobin is 0-1-0 with a 3.10 GAA and .880 Save % in one career game against the Red Wings. Coreau is 0-1-1 with a 6.93 GAA and .846 Save % in three career games against the Bruins.
BROADCAST INFO: Today’s game will be broadcast regionally on television on NESN and on the radio at 98.5 The Sports Hub. It can also be live streamed regionally on the NESNgo App and NESNgo.com. It will be broadcast nationally outside of Greater Boston Area on NBC Sports Network. Puck drop is set for 7:10 p.m. ET.
IRISH HERITAGE NIGHT: The Bruins will host Irish Heritage Night during tonight’s game against the Red Wings. The team will wear all new green St. Patrick’s Day jerseys with new gold accents on the sleeves during warmups, and the first 5,000 fans will receive a Bruins St. Patrick’s Day hat courtesy of TD Bank. The national anthem will be performed by Declan Houton and Chuck Parrish from the Boston based Irish band Devri. The honor guard will be the Boston Fire Department Honor Guard. The Boston Police Gaelic Column will be performing at turnstiles and on the concourse during the intermissions. Irish step dancers from the Dunleavy Boyle Bremer Academy of Irish Dance and the Keane-O’Brien Academy of Irish Dance will perform to “Shipping Up to Boston” during the third period of the game in the loge vomitories and handicap sections. The Boston Bruins Foundation 50/50 raffle will benefit the Martin Richard Foundation, and St. Patrick’s Day mystery signed pucks will benefit the Irish Sports Youth League.
McAVOY SIDELINED: Today, Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney issued the following update on defenseman Charlie McAvoy: Charlie sustained a sprain of his left MCL and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. The injury occurred on March 3 in the first period of the Bruins game against the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden.
MATCHUP HISTORY: The Bruins host the Red Wings tonight for the fourth and final game between these teams this season and the second of two at TD Garden. This is the 600th meeting between the two clubs, with the Bruins holding a 249-251-95-4 all-time record. Boston has taken points out of 14 of their last 15 games against Detroit at 13-1-1, and are looking to sweep them for the first time in a season series since they won the lone game between the teams in 2008-09.
371 AND COUNTING: Following their game vs. Montreal on March 3, the Bruins have sold out 371 consecutive regular season and playoff games at TD Garden. Their last non-sellout was on December 2, 2009, when they hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning and drew 16,553.