Red Wings whip Bruins behind balanced offenseNov 28, 2013 - 5:01 AM
Henrik Zetterberg was one of four players to register a goal and an assist for Detroit, which has won two straight and three of its last four games thanks to a season high for scores in one game.
Jonas Gustavsson was hardly tested by the Boston, needing to make only 16 saves to improve his record this season to 6-0-1.
"Well I thought we skated. We had puck luck today, too, haven't had a whole bunch of that this year, had good special teams, good goaltending, but we skated good," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock.
Tuukka Rask surrendered all six goals on 28 shots for the Bruins, who had picked up at least a point in their last five games (4-0-1).
"Everything we did tonight was just disastrous," said Boston head coach Claude Julien. "Every once in a while you get a game like that and you hope it wakes your team up."
Franzen went off near the midway point of the first period for high-sticking, the second penalty of the game for the home team.
Detroit opened the scoring 11 seconds after the Bruins' power play ended, with Franzen playing a key role. He led a 3-on-2 rush that appeared to be thwarted when his stick broke. The puck, however, slid through the slot and Justin Abdelkader buried it from the doorstep at the 11:49 mark.
The Red Wings exploded for three goals in a 3:56 span in the second period.
Tomas Tatar made it 2-0 by beating Rask on a wraparound at 6:05, Zetterberg lit the lamp at 8:47, and Franzen set up Niklas Kronwall for a one-timer on a power play at 10:01.
The Red Wings got third-period goals from Drew Miller and Gustav Nyquist before Jarome Iginla spoiled Gustavsson's shutout bid with 2:25 remaining.
Detroit played its second straight game without forward Pavel Datsyuk, who is going through concussion protocols ... The Red Wings signed defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a six-year contract extension on Wednesday ... Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid returned to the lineup after missing eight games with a lower-body injury.
- BOSTON: 1
Nov 27 10:03 PM
- Boston Goal - Jarome Iginla (5), at 17:35.
Bruins 1, Red Wings 6 3rd - 2:25Nov 27 10:00 PM
- Detroit Goal - Gustav Nyquist, at 17:07.
Bruins 0, Red Wings 6 3rd - 2:53Nov 27 9:59 PM
- Detroit Goal - Drew Miller (2), at 8:38.
Bruins 0, Red Wings 5 3rd - 11:22Nov 27 9:44 PM
- BOSTON: 0
End of 2nd
Nov 27 9:13 PM
- Detroit Power-Play Goal - Niklas Kronwall (3), from Johan Franzen at 10:01.
Bruins 0, Red Wings 4 2nd - 9:59Nov 27 8:54 PM
- Detroit Goal - Henrik Zetterberg (11), at 8:47.
Bruins 0, Red Wings 3 2nd - 11:13Nov 27 8:51 PM
- Detroit Goal - Tomas Tatar (3), at 6:05.
Bruins 0, Red Wings 2 2nd - 13:55Nov 27 8:45 PM
- BOSTON: 0
End of 1st
Nov 27 8:19 PM
- Detroit Goal - Justin Abdelkader, at 11:47.
Bruins 0, Red Wings 1 1st - 8:13Nov 27 8:01 PM
- BOSTON: 0
1st Period - 20:00
Nov 27 7:40 PM
- Canada beats Finland 2-0 to win world hockey championship May 22
- Red Wings add Jeff Salajko as goalie coach May 17
- Red Wings hire assistant coach Houda, don't re-sign Bedard May 10
- Confident Lightning headed to East final again May 9
- Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar are Lady Byng finalists Apr 30
- Penguins and Capitals expect Crosby to respond in Game 2 Apr 30
- Penguins and Capitals expect Crosby to respond in Game 2 Apr 29
- Bergeron, Kesler, Kopitar are Selke Trophy finalists Apr 28
- New home of Detroit Red Wings to be Little Caesars Arena Apr 28
- Stamkos skates, but not close to returning for Lightning Apr 27
- Blackhawks, Ducks try to close out series on road Apr 25
- Blackhawks, Ducks try to close out series on road Apr 24