The Boston Bruins endured a frustrating afternoon on Black Friday at TD Garden, falling to the Detroit Red Wings by a 5-2 final.
Missed opportunities loomed large for the Bruins, who allowed two power play goals, another off a neutral zone giveaway, and one more as a result of a busted coverage in their own end. After going down 2-0 to start, they cut the deficit to one on two occasions, but the Red Wings answered every time. The B’s lost 5-2 despite only being out-shot 29-27 and holding a 23-14 edge in 5-on-5 scoring chances.
Bruins-Red Wings Highlights
The game was tough from the start for the Bruins, who were mostly hemmed in their own zone for the first minute-plus of regulation. Despite a few early scoring chances and a 10-7 advantage in that department in the first period, the Bruins couldn’t capitalize – and the Red Wings did.
Detroit first cashed in on a power play, after the Bruins’ Morgan Geekie was whistled for holding during a battle along the boards. Red Wings forward J.T. Compher deflected a point shot from Shayne Gostisbehere through the pads of Swayman to put them up 1-0.
J.T. Compher has his 4th as a Red Wing. 👊 pic.twitter.com/PTsKnVfGC0— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 24, 2023