The Boston Bruins overcame an early 1-0 deficit to score three unanswered goals and hold on for a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena.
After a scoreless first period, Martin Frk put the Red Wings up 1-0 with a power play goal on a one-timer that squeaked through Tuukka Rask’s pads. But about 10 minutes later, Sean Kuraly tied it with a goal off a nifty no-look feed from David Pastrnak:
David Krejci put the Bruins on top 2-1 just 2:06 later when he rushed to the slot and gathered a perfectly-bounced loose puck for a one-timer past Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard:
Later, in the third period, Danton Heinen gave the Bruins a two-goal cushion when he ripped a wrist-shot dart to the top-left corner. Heinen finished with a goal and an assist and now has 22 points in his last 23 games. He’s climbed to fourth among all rookies in scoring with 37 points in 47 games on the season.
Tuukka Rask made 26 saves on the night to improve to 34-21-8 on the season. He hasn’t lost a start in regulation since Nov. 26, going 19-0-2 in that span.
The win marked the end of Brad Marchand’s five-game suspension. The Bruins went 4-1 over the course of his ban. Now, the Bruins will get Marchand back in the lineup as they head to New York for the second half of a back-to-back when they take on the Rangers.