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Getting Wild On in Beantown

Its not the matchup of the century. But it's a highly anticipated game none the less. The Bruins return home after a 5 game road swing that most are happy is over. The Bruins managed to pick up only four of a possible ten points and gave up a whopping 24 goals in those games. Shell shocked is putting it mildley. The Bruins hope some home cookin will help what ails.

But what ails? Bryan Murray hasn't had to tweak the line too often, the top 2 lines have been in tact for over a month with good results. The defense has had similar pairings and the Bruins have essentially been very healthy. Murray is hoping it is just a pre/post christmas swoon that will correct itself in the next few weeks, if not some players could be on the hot seat.

As the trade deadline approaches, the Bruins figure to be one of the teams in the hunt for some help, mainly an upgrade on the backend with high DF as well as some size in their top 6.

Bruins have a 4-2-2 all time record versus the Wild and are 2-1-1 as the home team.

The Wild are on a five game win streak.

Bruins are 5-0-4 vs. Western Conference teams. Wild are 6-2-1 vs. Eastern Conference teams.