Red Wings beat Bruins 5-3 a day after losing to the NHL’s best – Boston News, Weather, Sports
DETROIT (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored to help his team take a four-goal lead and his second assist of the game made it possible Detroit Red Wings to hold for a 5-3 win Boston Bruins on Sunday.
The Red Wings were leading 4-0 late in the second period, but the NHL Best Bruins Drawn on a goal midway through the third.
Boston drew backup goaltender Jeremy Swayman 2:23 left to add an extra skater. Detroit’s Andrew Copp, with an assist from Larkin, put the puck into the empty net with 23.1 seconds remaining to seal the win.
“Great performance, just a little late,” said Matt Grzelcyk, who ended the Bruins’ goalless start with a goal after almost 37 minutes. “We sort of got behind the eightball but are really proud of the lads that they didn’t give up.”
Detroit’s Alex Chiasson broke a goalless tie midway through the first period on a power play. Moritz Seider was shorthanded by a goal and Larkin scored with an extra fielder midway through the second period to give the Red Wings a 3-0 lead.
Adam Erne gave Detroit a four-goal lead late in the second round. Ville Husso finished the game with 31 saves for the Red Wings.
“We were a little loose, but once they got it down to 4-3, we just dug in and got the job done,” Larkin said. “I think that starts with Huss making some big saves and we stayed out of the box.”
A day after losing 3-2 in Boston, Detroit won for the second time in nine games.
Swayman stopped 21 shots for the Bruins, who had won 11 of their last 12.
Grzelcyk scored in the second period with 3:08 left and the Bruins drew within two goals early in the third period when Jake DeBrusk’s palm shot defeated Husso on a breakaway.
Larkin had a chance to restore a three-goal lead on a breakaway, placing the puck between Swayman’s pads only to see it bounce off the left post. Shortly thereafter, David Pastrnak reduced the deficit to one goal.
Boston beat Detroit on Saturday to take the record for fewest games with 50 wins. The Bruins reached the milestone in their 64th game, surpassing the previous mark by two games set by the 1995-96 Red Wings and 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning.
“I thought our six periods were great overall,” said Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde. “It’s obviously a very good team. They have a chance to be remembered as one of the best teams in league history and we’ve never backed down in those six periods.”
Boston winger Tyler Bertuzzi met his former team for the first time at Little Caesars Arena and received a warm welcome as his return was acknowledged on the video boards. Bertuzzi, drafted by Detroit a decade ago and traded earlier this month, responded by tapping his stick on the ice and waving to fans.
“I knew they were going to do something,” he said. “Very grateful for my time here as a Red Wing. It was a beautiful tribute.”
Boston scraped D Hampus Lindhom with a swollen foot but expects to miss just one game. … Chiasson signed a deal with the Red Wings to bolster their depth up front after trading Bertuzzi, Jakub Vrana, Oskar Sundqvist and the 32-year-old winger scoring his second goal in five games. … The Bruins assigned Jakub Lauko to the AHL’s Providence Bruins after the 22-year-old forward had three goals and five points in 12 games.
Bruins: Play in Chicago on Tuesday.
Red Wings: Tuesday’s game in Nashville.
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