Red Wings defeat Bruins in chippy 4-2 game
Tonight in game #26 of the regular season, the Bruins couldn’t stop the Red Wings and lost 4-2. The game almost had a line brawl which included the goalies trying to get at each other but the refs got in the way as usual.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 19:56, Bruins David Backes scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead.
In the second period, at 5:45, Red Wings Tyler Bertuzzi scored, tying the game 1-1. At 17:36, Red Wings Dylan Larkin scored a power-play goal, giving the Red Wings a 2-1 lead.
In the third period, at 5:31, Bruins Ryan Donato scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. At 11:53, Red Wings Frans Nielsen scored, giving the Red Wings a 3-2 lead. At 19:33, Red Wings Gustav Nyquist scored an empty-net goal, giving the Red Wings a 4-2 lead.
Dropping the gloves
There was one fight in this game as in the second period, Bruins Joakim Nordstrom dropped the gloves with Red Wings Luke Witkowski. You can watch the Nordstrom vs Witkowski fight and the almost line brawl video here.
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 23 saves on 26 shots.
The Bruins led the game in shots 40-27. The Red Wings led the game with a 63% faceoff percentage, in hits 22-21 and blocked shots 16-9. The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-4.
Ryan Donato led the Bruins with 6 shots. Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 4 hits. Matt Grzelcyk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.
Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Steven Kampfer and Kevan Miler were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard
2) Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 14-8-4 with 32 points in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they visit the Florida Panthers, at 7pm ET.