"I think we're much further ahead than we were at this time last year," Boston coach Claude Julien said. "Guys understand what they need to do and it will be pretty interesting to see our team as we get closer to the end of this training camp and put everybody together."
Detroit played without captain Niklas Lidstrom. He broke his nose in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal.
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Arena: Metro Centre
Cory Emmerton Unassisted
Jeremy Reich Assist: Martins Karsums, Martin St. Pierre
Brett Lebda Assist: Cory Emmerton, Darren McCarty
Martin St. Pierre Assist: Blake Wheeler, Martins Karsums
Henrik Zetterberg (shorthanded --Unassisted) Unassisted
P.J. Axelsson (power play) Assist: Andrew Ference, Dennis Wideman