Troubles Bruin

Today’s matinee game against two of the most storied franchises in hockey history will be the earliest broadcast of an NHL game by NBC. What is really surprising is that it’s the Red Wings and not the Penguins who do play today.

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• The Bruins have not lost in the month of November going 10-0-0 in their last 10 games
• The Bruins have outscored their opponents by a 47-17 margin during their current streak
• Tyler Seguin leads the Bruins in scoring at age 19 with 12 goals, 11 assists and is a league leading +18 (0 minus games this season)

On to the good stuff.

• Detroit is 248-234-95-1 all-time vs Boston
• Detroit is 92-154-43-1 all-time at Boston
• Detroit has won their last 3 meetings with Boston by a combined score of 12-3
• A Detroit player has registered a hat trick vs Boston a total of 27 times (most recent. Sergei Federov, 11/22/01)
• Detroit has scored 10+ goals in a game vs Boston 7 times (most recent: 12/2/65), more than any other NHL opponent (2nd – NYR, 5)
• Detroit is 16-3-3 vs active goaltenders born in the state of Michigan
• Nick Lidstrom will pass Steve Yzerman for 13th place in NHL history/3rd place in Detroit history with today’s game (1515)
• Todd Bertuzzi recorded his 700th career point (goal) on 2/11/11 at Boston
• Todd Bertuzzi made his NHL debut (with NYI) at Boston (1G-1A-2P) on 10/7/95
• Todd Bertuzzi recorded 5G-1A-6P in 6GP vs Northeast Division teams last season
• Pavel Datsyuk currently leads the NHL in takeaways (30)
• Pavel Datsyuk registered 8G-8A-16P in 11GP vs Eastern Conference teams last season
• Johan Franzen tallied 5G-4A-9P in 6GP vs Northeast Division teams last season
• Johan Franzen has recorded 6G-8A-14P in his last 9 GP
• Jimmy Howard was 4-0-0 (2.52 GAA, .914 SV%) in 5 appearances vs Northeast Division teams last season
• Jimmy Howard is currently T-2nd in the NHL in wins (11), 6th in GAA (1.93), T-13th in SV% (.927) and is T-1st in shutouts (3)
• Tomas Holmstrom is currently tied with Brendan Shanahan for 5th place all-time in Detroit history with 115 PPG
• The first game in Detroit history was played against the Boston Bruins in Windsor, Ontario on November 18, 1926 (Boston won 2-0)

Johan Franzen is off to the best statistical start of his career after 20 games played:

2011-12: 10G-11A-21P-16PIM-5PPG-51SOG, +10 rating
2010-11: 10G-6A-16P-12PIM-4PPG-53SOG, +3 rating
2009-10: 9G-6A-15P-14PIM-5PPG-74SOG, even rating
2008-09: 11G-5A-16P-20PIM-3PPG-59SOG, +2 rating
2007-08: 3G-2A-5P-14PIM-3PPG-53SOG, +2 rating
2006-07: 3G-5A-8P-23PIM-0PPG-42SOG, +7 rating
2005-06: 4G-0A-4P-6PIM-0PPG-25SOG, +1 rating