There are some great storylines leading into tonight's Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings matchup on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.

First and foremost, both teams needs points to improve their position in the standings with just a handful of games to play.

The Wings are two points ahead the Bruins and also have a game in hand.

Secondly, the UMaine storyline. Goalie Jimmy Howard and forward Gustav Nyquist are former Black Bears and big keys to the Red Wings.

And then there's the injury factor. It looks like Detroit will be without Pavel Datsyuk, Erik Cole and Tomas Jurco because of injuries. Boston is without Dougie Hamilton because of injury.

NOTE:  Live coverage of the B's vs Wings begins at 7pm on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket. Highlights and post-game reaction on the Morning Pitch Show at 6am tomorrow.