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.

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.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.