The Boston Bruins six game winning streak comes to a haunt after losing to the Detroit Red Wings in regulation. Jaroslav Halak was meant to be in the net, but was considered a late scratch.
Halak apparently was not feeling well the day of the game and was then placed on the bench as a back up. With Halak out, Tuukka Rask did not have a very good day off. The goaltender went on to lose only stopping 17 of the 19 shots that Detroit displayed.
The Boston Bruins (34-11-12) will host a Wednesday rivalry at the TD Garden against the Montreal Canadiens (27-24-7). The last time these two teams have met was back in December of last year. The Bruins went on to win 3-1.
With the trade deadline right around the counter, anything is possible. As far as David Backes, being the veteran wing could be a good bargaining chip. A while back David Backes was not sent down to Providence but he was benched. So with the winger wanting to play in the NHL still and has potential the Boston Bruins could make a big time trade.
Boston– Tuukka, Rask- GAA 2.14 / SV%.929 (20W/ 5L/ 6OTL)
Montreal– Carey, Price- GAA 2.70 / SV%.913 (24W/ 19L/ 4OTL)
Tonight’s Game: 7:30PM- TD Garden- Boston, Mass.
Next Game: Detroit Red Wings- February 15th- 1PM- TD Garden- Boston, Mass.