Believe it or not, the Bruins have a game tonight. That means that not only are they scheduled to play, they are encouraged to do so in an arena full of their home fans. Tonight’s opponent is the Detroit Red Wings, who are surprisingly better than anyone expected them to be.
Currently, the Red Wings sit in 5th place in the Atlantic having played 10 games (4-4-2) with 10 points. The Bruins have played fewer games but are just below them in the standings in 6th place. The team isn’t likely a playoff calibre team at this point, but it took the Panthers to overtime the night before the Bruins finally defeated the Florida. They’re kind of hard to figure out.
Captain Dylan Larkin needed time to take care of a personal issue. Forward Tyler Bertuzzi has been unable to play games in Canada due to his refusal to get vaccinated against Covid; he should be in tonight.
As for the Bruins, it looks like Jeremy Swayman will be the netminder tonight.
🎥 Jeremy Swayman on being ready to play despite breaks in the schedule: "It's something you prepare for, you want to make sure in the offseason that you're ready to play day in and day out no matter what the schedule is. When it does come, we're gonna be prepared." pic.twitter.com/7lqkc4GNkT
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 3, 2021
The rest of the lineup looks about the same.
Tonights game is 7pm.