For one night at least, the high-powered Boston Bruins won’t be the favorite tonight, as the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings visit the TD Banknorth Garden for a battle of two teams tied for the second-most standings points (34) in the NHL.
The Wings snapped a two-game losing streak with a home win over Columbus Friday night, but before that they’d won five in a row. And the Bruins, of course, have been even hotter, with wins in five of their last six outings, including Friday’s blowout of the New York Islanders. The Bruins’ surge toward the top of the NHL standings have made them a team everyone wants to knocks off, but for this one evening they’ll be the ones trying to prove their mettle against a team that has some hardware. (more…)