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Monday, October 14th (All times Eastern)

Detroit Red Wings (3-2-0) at Boston Bruins (3-1-0), 1 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Red Wings suffered their worst loss of the young season when they visited Boston earlier this month. Mike Babcock's club will aim for a measure of revenge on Monday afternoon when the Red Wings visit the Bruins for a matinee at TD Garden.

The Bruins and Red Wings are Original Six rivals and now they're both playing in the Atlantic Division thanks to the onset of realignment. Boston drew first blood in the new divisional rivalry, however, beating Detroit by a 4-1 score on Oct. 5 at the Garden.

Boston netminder Tuukka Rask stopped 25-of-26 shots in the victory, which halted a four-game losing streak in the series for Boston. The Red Wings have taken five of the last seven meetings overall from the Bruins and three of the past five encounters in Beantown.

The Red Wings followed the loss in Boston with another regulation setback in their next game against Phoenix, but Detroit returned to the win column with Saturday's victory over Philadelphia. Henrik Zetterberg tallied twice in the third period, as Detroit downed the visiting Flyers, 5-2, at Joe Louis Arena.

Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall each posted a goal and two helpers for the Red Wings, who pumped in their first three power-play goals of the season to help halt their two-game skid. Daniel Alfredsson picked up three assists and Todd Bertuzzi added a score to back Jimmy Howard's 32-save performance.

"I thought we entered the zone pretty good, we moved the puck around quite a bit and most important thing, we shot the puck," Bertuzzi said.

Howard has started all five games for Detroit this season and he will get the call again on Monday.

Meanwhile, Red Wings forward Jordin Tootoo is questionable for Monday after suffering a bruised right knee in Saturday's against Philadelphia. Tootoo was playing in his first game of the season on Saturday after missing the start of the campaign due to a shoulder injury.

Boston is 1-1-0 since its victory over the Red Wings earlier this month, losing a 2-0 home decision to Colorado on Thursday before bouncing back with Saturday's 3-1 triumph at Columbus.

Newcomer Loui Eriksson's goal 49 seconds into the third period broke a tie and Milan Lucic added an empty-netter in the final minute to lead the Bruins in Saturday's victory at Nationwide Arena.

Acquired in last summer's blockbuster trade that sent 2010 No. 2 overall draft pick Tyler Seguin to Dallas, Eriksson took a feed from Patrice Bergeron and fired a backhander behind Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky for his first goal in a Boston sweater.

"It wasn't the prettiest one, but I'll take it. It was nice to see it go in," Eriksson said.

Chris Kelly scored a second-period goal for the Bruins, who bounced back from their first loss to improve to 3-1-0 on the young season. Rask made 10 of his 26 saves over the final 20 minutes of Boston's first road game.

After playing on home ice today the Bruins will head out on a three-game road trip, beginning with Thursday's matchup against the Florida Panthers.

10/14 10:32:27 ET

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Local
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
2nd
UF 48
UNC 62
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
BOS 102
CHI 109
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
4th
TOR 79
DAL 84
 
Final
DET 88
MIL 104
 
Final
ATL 100
NOP 91
 
3rd
HOU 70
LAC 83
 
3rd
OKC 78
NYK 48
 
4th
IND 72
ORL 64
 
Half
SAN 61
SAC 51
 
2nd
DEN 50
PHO 32
 
10:00pm Tonight
POR
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
MIN
Final
WMICH 21
NILL 31
Final
SMU 9
HOU 35
Final
IOWA 34
NEB 37
Final
SFLA 0
UCF 16
Final
MARS 66
WKENT 67
Final
KSU 27
AKR 24
Final
BGU 24
BST 41
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
Final
MIZZ 21
ARK 14
Final
SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
Final
ARZ 42
ARST 35
Final
AFA 27
COLST 24
Final
UCLA 10
STAN 31
2nd
VT 10
UVA 13
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
Final
NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
Final
DART 68
MAST 67
Final
WRST 59
FIU 61
Final
XAV 73
UTEP 77
Final
OSU 73
JMU 56
Final
TXSOU 71
LAM 59
 
Final
TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
Final
AKAN 51
MIZST 55
Final
BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
Final
PROV 72
YALE 66
Final
UGA 62
MINN 66
Final
WISC 69
OKLA 56
Final
Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
Final
PEAY 62
STEPH 83
Final
FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
Final
VALPO 66
DRAK 46
Final
CIN 69
MTST 51
Final
SDU 75
PRIN 65
Final
WASU 76
RICE 74
Final
CSFU 64
USCU 79
Final
GT 61
RIDE 54
 
Final
TXPA 79
ALAST 91
 
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
TCU 57
BRAD 49
 
Final
WAKE 65
DELST 72
 
Final
HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
Final
STJ 66
GONZ 73
 
Final
CLEM 62
HIGH 59
 
Final
SYR 72
HC 48
 
Final
MD 61
MON 56
 
Final
JVST 74
SAV 71
 
Final
MIAMI 87
SALA 75
 
Final
RUTG 68
VANDY 65
 
Final
PETE 66
TENST 58
 
2nd
MARS 55
CLST 63
 
2nd
JST 52
HOF 80
 
2nd
INDST 49
MEM 56
 
2nd
UF 48
UNC 62
 
2nd
LATU 64
SAMF 43
 
2nd
TULA 69
SELA 61
 
2nd
NEB 70
TENNM 62
 
2nd
MISS 43
CREI 47
 
2nd
PORT 45
MURST 44
 
1st
MARQ 28
MSU 31
 
1st
ARK 34
UNT 36
 
1st
NCOL 39
STET 22
 
1st
IND 40
UNCG 27
 
Half
SJST 21
WMICH 36
 
1st
MNTST 49
TXARL 32
 
1st
UVA 8
LAS 0
 
1st
STLU 5
MSST 13
 
1st
COLST 13
PAC 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
NDAK
10:30pm Tonight
ILL
BAY
10:30pm Tonight
UAB
UCLA
11:30pm Tonight
WASH
LBSU
11:59pm Tonight
UCSB
MERC
Final
PHI 0
NYR 3
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
Final
WAS 5
NYI 2
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
1st OT
NJD 4
DET 4
 
Final
BUF 2
MON 1
 
Final
CLB 0
VAN 5
 
Final
BOS 2
WIN 1
 
3rd
FLA 3
OTT 2
 
2nd Intermission
STL 1
EDM 2
 
2nd
DAL 0
MIN 2