Bertuzzi Scores Another Pair as Red Wings Sweep Bruins

Todd Bertuzzi scored two goals for the second consecutive game, helping the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins and a sweep of the home-and-home series between the two teams.

Bertuzzi's four goals is more than the Bruins scored as a team over the two games, with Detroit outscoring them by a combined 10-3.

Like Detroit did on Friday, the Bruins jumped out to an early lead. Just 1:29 into the game, Tyler Seguin knocked the rebound of a Blake Wheeler wraparound chance past Wings goalie Jimmy Howard.

Bertuzzi's first of the afternoon tied things up at 6:09 of the opening period. Bertuzzi chased Brad Marchand into the Boston zone and picked off a blind pass in front of the goal. He recovered from a poke-check by Bruins netminder Tim Thomas and lifted a shot into the net.

Marchand would make amends for Boston with 7:43 left in the period, when he got open in front of the net to take a pass from a rushing Michael Ryder and put the puck behind Howard in the closing seconds of a power play.

The Red Wings took control of the game in the second period, outshooting the Bruins 19-6 and scoring twice.

Pavel Datsyuk tied the game up 3:54 in. A Bruin defender fell on Thomas as he made the stop on a Brian Rafalski chance from the right point, giving Datsyuk an open net to fire the rebound into.

Kris Draper gave Detroit their first lead with 7:16 left in the period, taking a feed from Patrick Eaves in the slot and snapping a shot past Thomas.

Bertuzzi wrapped up the game's scoring with 6:25 to play, taking a feed from Johan Franzen on a two-on-one. Franzen outwaited Boston captain Zdeno Chara before sending the pass across to Bertuzzi for the shot into the back of the net.

Marchand's goal was the only power play marker of the afternoon. Each team had three tries with the extra attacker.

Howard made 23 saves on 25 Boston shots in earning the win. Thomas stopped 32 of 36 Detroit chances.

The Red Wings will be off until Thursday when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Hey, remember that game Friday? This one's just like that.

Bruins and Red Wings on the back half of the home-and-home series, live from Detroit at 12:30 on NBC.

Tim Thomas played the third period on Friday and is expected to start tonight for the Bs. Jimmy Howard gets the nod again for the Wings.

The Bruins will be looking to prove that Friday was an anomaly and come out strong against the Red Wings. Likewise, Detroit looks to show that their scoring slump has been snapped and the six-goal output on Friday wasn't a one-time thing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 10:09 AM


Great individual effort by Wheeler. Should Howard have gotten across? Not sure.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 12:41 PM


I'm not doubting that the ref lost sight of the puck there, I'm just asking why. The puck clearly wasn't covered. That rule is designed to fail.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 12:45 PM


Holy f*ck, Bert is on right now. Great job anticipating the pass to pick it off, then he recovers from the Thomas poke check and takes the time to get the puck up and over him.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 12:48 PM


Ha! Babs tells Pierre he's full of it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 12:58 PM


I was just about to say that was a good Detroit PK and then the Bruins score in the final seconds. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 1:01 PM


Patience again. Good job by Pavs to bury it when the chance was there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 1:38 PM


Jesus, Drapes learned to finish late in his career

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 1:53 PM


Great stop by Howard on a bit of a broken play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 2:46 PM


I can't believe that worked. Thought for sure Franzen needed to shoot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 2:47 PM


Great clear from the crease by Abs

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 2:55 PM


Solid game. Another one that was exactly what the Wings needed.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/13/2011 at 2:58 PM


Solid game. Another one that was exactly what the Wings needed.

I couldn't agree more. I saw the whole game however, computer issues kept me from getting online. Let's keep it going!

Posted by SYfanSD on 2/14/2011 at 3:29 PM

Todd Bertuzzi

Todd Bertuzzi
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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