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Bruins Vs. Jets: Winnipeg Hopes To Capitalize On Tired B's

The Bruins will face a brand new challenge tonight, having to play back-to-back games on the road for the first time this season. The Jets are hoping to capitalize on the fatigue and bring the Bruins back down to earth.

The Bruins continued to dominate in the month of December, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, 3-1 to improve to 14-0-1 since the beginning of November.

However, tonight will be the first time all season the Bruins will have played in back-to-back games on the road. They did have another back-to-back weekend, again involving the Jets a couple of weeks ago. They lost to the Red Wings on Black Friday and then came back to beat the Jets the next day 4-2. However, traveling from Pittsburgh to Winnipeg, a whopping 1057.6 miles, could be one of the biggest challenges the Bruins will have to face all year.

Tim Thomas started in net last night and stopped 45-of-46 shots the Penguins threw at him and improved to 10-0-0 in the past month.

Because of the late night game and travel, it's probably safe to assume that Tuukka Rask will be in net tonight. Rask's last time out was against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday where he came out with a 4-1 win. The Finnish goaltender split the two games he played last year against the Jets franchise (Atlanta then), and has a 4-1-0 record with a 1.77 goals-against average against them.

Benoit Pouliot, Gregory Campbell and Tyler Seguin all scored last night against Marc-Andre Fleury after the last few nights have been all about the top line.

The game has a delayed start and the puck will drop at 8:30 p.m. EDT. It will be broadcast live on NESN and aired on 98.5 The Sports Hub.