BOSTON (AP) – Marc Staal’s first goal of the season was an equalizer with just over eight minutes left in the third half, and Alex Nedeljkovic made 41 saves, giving Detroit a 2-1 win. against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night, the Red Wings’ 3,000th win.
Filip Zadina also scored for Detroit, which took its third straight win and brought the franchise’s all-time total to 7,001.
David Pastrnak scored for Boston, and Linus Ullmark saved 16 shots. The Bruins have won five of their last seven games.
Boston coach Bruce Cassidy missed the competition after being included in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol earlier on Tuesday.
When there was one more skater in Detroit for a delayed penalty, Staal dashed in from the right circle and hit a bounce from just outside the bend.
Brad Marchand, the Bruins’ top scorer, was the first to receive a three-match ban for abusing Calgary’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson during Sunday’s game.
Skating with a 5v3 power play advantage, Taylor Hall sent a cross pass to Pastrnak, who hit a one-touch finish from above the left circle, making it 6:20 in the third round. .
Zadina put Detroit ahead at 5:03 of the second when he slid a back-punch into the net through Ullmark’s glove.
Detroit’s Nick Leddy hit the bar with a wrist shot from the spot with just over a minute remaining in the second.
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Bruins GM Don Sweeney confirmed after the morning skate that striker Jake DeBrusk, a scratch that healed in the previous game, had requested to be traded. But, with Marchand and striker Anton Blidh out, combined with a bit of a COVID-19 outbreak at the team’s AHL branch in Providence, Rhode Island, the striker is needed in the squad.
THINK ABOUT TUUKKA
Freelance goalkeeper Tuukka Rask, who has been with the Bruins for 14 seasons and has undergone thoracic surgery off-season, has been working at the team’s practice facility for the past few weeks and hopes to return. in January, if all goes well with the Bruins.
Sweeney said the team is open to his return.
“There is a common understanding. Tuukka has to make decisions about her health,” says Sweeney. “When he can do it officially and declare himself, we will find common ground. We made no secret of it. If he is really fit and wants to compete, he has the potential to be part of our team.”
NOTE: Blidh was sidelined with a shoulder injury he sustained when he was caught (for a penalty) by Ekman-Larsson on Sunday. … Marchand (15 goals, 20 assists in 32 games) was Boston’s top scorer against Detroit. … Referee Marc Joannette accidentally tripped on Bruins D Jakub Zboril and had to be sent off midway through the second half. He didn’t come back. … It was the second of four encounters between the teams in the regular season. Boston took its first win, 5-1, on November 4 at TD Garden.
Red Wings: Hosts Seattle on Wednesday.
Bruins: In Nashville on Thursday.
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