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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Bruins have started their six-game homestand with three wins to move within six points of the Lightning for the top spot in the NHL, and new defenseman Nick Holden knows he's surrounded by a special group.
"Pretty exciting, energetic team," he said. "We like to play fast, transition fast ... it's nice, we got a good system where you kind of work from the inside out, and that goes from the d-zone into the neutral zone into the offensive zone. We're not taking a ton of chances to create offense--we're playing the right way, play fast, so it's fun to watch our forwards work."
The team will return to the Garden ice Tuesday night against the Red Wings at 7 p.m., but they'll be shorthanded.
With Tuukka Rask And Anton Khudobin, Bruins Are Thriving In Net
Goalie Tuukka Rask has been in goal for all three Boston wins over Detroit this year, but he's out with a very minor injury, so Anton Khudobin's expected to get the nod after a brilliant performance to edge Montreal in overtime Saturday.
Rookie top-pairing defenseman Charlie McAvoy's dealing with a lower body injury - reportedly a knee problem - which means players like Holden, Matt Grzelcyk, Adam McQuaid, and others will have to help fill the void.
Red Wings have lost their last three by a combined 10-5 margin and they have little to no shot of reaching the playoffs. They rank 28th in the league in goals scored.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports