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Red Wings Vs. Bruins Preview: Detroit, Boston Meet In 'Thanksgiving Showdown'

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In the first and only meeting between the team teams this year, the Detroit Red Wings will take on the Boston Bruins on Friday. The two teams are meeting for the Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC, and there's a lot at stake. Not only is it the inagural Thanksgiving Showdown, it's a meeting between two teams constantly on the prowl for the Stanley Cup. The Red Wings have been contenders for years, while the Bruins just took the Cup last season.

Boston is really riding hot, after a horrible 3-7 start, they've taken their last ten straight games. They're scoring just under five goals a game average in that stretch, so Jimmy Howard needs to be on notice for Detroit. The Wings know all about streaks, having won five, lost six, won four, lost four and now are on another three-game winning streak heading into this game in Boston.

Detroit beat the Flames 5-3 in their last outing on Wednesday and need to get some measure of a longer winning streak going with this game, because if the season continues going the same way it has been, they could be on a losing streak after this.

The game is set for 1:00 p.m. eastern and is on NBC.