Desperate Bruins Earn Win over Red Wings

The Boston Bruins, fighting for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, picked up a much-needed win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, scoring three times in the third period to pick up a 6-3 victory.

With Detroit leading 2-1 at the end of the first period, Marco Sturm and Petr Tenkrat scored in the second to put the Bruins out in front.

Patrice Bergeron, Chuck Kobasew and Phil Kessel added third-period goals. Robert Lang scored Detroit's only goal of the period.

The Bruins had taken an early lead on a goal by Sturm but Detroit tied it back up minutes later when Jiri Hudler scored. Nicklas Lidstrom's power play goal gave the Red Wings the 2-1 lead.

Boston scored on two of their five power play chances while Detroit converted on one of their three tries.

Bruins netminder Tim Thomas stopped 35 of 38 shots against. Dominik Hasek made 19 saves on 25 shots for the Red Wings.

With the loss, the Red Wings remain three points back of the Nashville Predators for the top spot in the Central Division. The two teams will meet for a home-and-home series this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Notes: The Red Wings were without forward Johan Franzen, out with an upper-body injury. His spot in the lineup was filled by Tomas Holmstrom, returning from an injury of his own.

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A classic original six match up, should be a good one! Too bad Murray is not on our side!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/10/2007 at 7:51 PM


Actually, unless he's returning today, Murray is out with a "lower body" injury.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/11/2007 at 10:43 AM


Crazy first period so far, Boston gets the early lead (after the first Detroit fight in quite awhile) but the Wings bounce back to get the lead. The Bruins (looking excellent in those throwbacks) seem disorganized.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/11/2007 at 12:56 PM


That goal on the powerplay doesn't get much better than that! Check out Bootland, I knew he was good for at least one while he is called up.

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/11/2007 at 1:17 PM


So Ellis takes a stick to the face and no one catches it, then down at the other end Dom f*cks up and plays it outside the trap, Boston scores on the power play that never should have happend. Awful.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/11/2007 at 1:39 PM


Damnit Hasek! Stay in the net!

f*cking Christ. Alberts dove into the net, Calder would have banged it right into the open net if it didn't go in anyway. Yeah, Calder hit him, he didn't lift him into the air.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/11/2007 at 2:31 PM


You've gotta be kidding me. Bruins make it 6-3. How did they get the puck? Because it was thrown behind the Boston net and Lang couldn't get to it with his stick being held. No call.

Two Boston goals directly resulting from non-calls. A Wings goal lost by giving the Bruins the benefit of the doubt. How different this game could be.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/11/2007 at 2:52 PM


I have no problems losing games because sometimes the other team is just better. What I do have a problem with is losing a game because your goaltender just did not have it together and the refs were bought out by the other team! <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" /> Dom could have stopped at least five of those, BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO he was too busy trying to play the sixth skater as usual. THOSE REFS SUCK, again missed calls cost us two goals and I will bet money if there would have been an issue with Homer and goaltender interference he would have been called no questions asked! Anyway enough ranting, bad game let's take both games against the Preds.

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/11/2007 at 3:31 PM


bad game let's take both games against the Preds.

Yeah, if they can take those two games, this one matters less.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/11/2007 at 4:00 PM


The Wings found ways to lose today, while the Predators keep finding ways to win. That's the difference. OK Wings -- find a away to go two for two against the Predators.

Posted by skyguy52 on 3/11/2007 at 4:10 PM


bruins are garbage, f*ck Dave Lewis. if wings dont win the 2 Nashville game's ill be mad.

Posted by choyer on 3/11/2007 at 4:17 PM


I have the game saved on my DVR, but after reading the previous posts, because I couldn't help myself.. <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.png" /> , I guess I'd better just delete it.

Yeah, the refs like to help those teams that are in need of points to get into the playoffs. This happens every year about this time, especially against the Wings because we've been GREAT FOR SO LONG!!! <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

I'll probably watch it anyway just to yell at the F*cking refs, and beacuse I'm a Grinder!!

Go Wings!

Posted by Glove_Dropper on 3/11/2007 at 7:34 PM


that game was awful

it's not about the no calls or the should've/would've

the wings lost because they have no heart, and no drive.....right now

they better find it....and fast!!!!!!

Posted by gos03 on 3/11/2007 at 9:22 PM


They will as soon as some key players heal!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/11/2007 at 9:47 PM


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