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Bruins put home win streak on the line vs. Red Wings

Detroit (15-3-4) at Boston (15-4-4) 7:00 p.m. EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Boston Bruins have been nearly unbeatable

at home. The Detroit Red Wings are hardly intimidated.

The Bruins go for their ninth straight win at the TD Banknorth

Garden on Saturday when they host the defending Stanley Cup

champion Red Wings.

After earning at least one point in its first 10 games to start

November, Boston endured a 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on

Wednesday to snap a four-game winning streak.

It did not take long for the Bruins to bounce back as they

throttled the New York Islanders, 7-2, on Friday, improving to


Boston looks to continue its strong play against the Red Wings

and earn nine consecutive home victories for the first time

since winning 11 straight during the 1982-83 season.

Accomplishing that feat will not be easy as Detroit owns the

best road record in the NHL, posting a 10-1-2 record away from


After suffering an overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks and a

setback to the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit snapped its brief

slide with a 5-3 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on


Marian Hossa scored two goals - including one that snapped a tie

with exactly two minutes remaining in the third period - during

the contest.

Signed to a one-year, $7.45 million contract in the offseason,

Hossa leads the Red Wings with 13 goals and 26 points.



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