The Detroit Red Wings won their seventh-straight game for the third time this season Saturday night, bouncing back to earn a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.
The win was Detroit’s first in Boston since December 23, 2000.
Chuck Kobasew opened the game’s scoring at 7:52 of the first period. After a turnover at center ice, Kobasew and Glen Metropolit broke in on a two-on-one, using a give-and-go to throw off Andreas Lilja and goalie Chris Osgood before Kobasew put the puck in the net.
Henrik Zetterberg evened the game up with 4:56 left in the second period, smacking the puck past Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas off of a faceoff in the Boston zone.
Pavel Datsyuk put the Red Wings in front just 1:53 into the third period. Zetterberg carried the puck into the Boston end and blasted a shot on goal. Thomas kicked it aside but the puck came right to Datsyuk, who put it back into the net.
With 5:58 left in the third period and the Red Wings on a power play, Brian Rafalski wrapped up the game’s scoring, beating Thomas on a blast from the point.
Detroit finished the night one-for-four on the power play while Boston was scoreless on three attempts.
Osgood stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced on the night. Thomas made 29 saves on 32 shots.