Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Red Wings dominate Bruins in ugly 6-1 loss

The Bruins played at the Detroit Red Wings tonight, the day before Thanksgiving, and throughout the entire game it looked like most of the Bruins players were on the holiday break already as the Red Wings controlled the play and dominated the game 6-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Red Wings Justin Abdelkader scored, making it 1-0 Red Wings.

In the second period, Red Wings Tomas Tatar scored, making it 2-0 Red Wings. Less than three minutes later, Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg scored, making it 3-0 Red Wings. Less than two minutes later, Red Wings Niklas Kronwall scored a power-play goal, making it 4-0 Red Wings.

In the third period, Red Wings Drew Miller scored, making it 5-0 Red Wings. Later, Red Wings Gustav Nyquist scored, making it 6-0 Red Wings. Only 28 seconds later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 5th goal of the season, making it 6-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 22 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 13-6-2 with a 1.89 GAA and a .936 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-16 and faceoff wins 34-22. The Red Wings led the game in shots 28-17 and blocked shots 13-5. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 1-for-4.

Carl Soderberg was a team-worst -3. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 hits.

Player notes
Defenseman Adam McQuaid returned to the lineup and Kevan Miller was scratched. Shawn Thornton was scratched and Jordan Caron was in the lineup. Dennis Seidenberg remained out of the lineup with his injury.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 16-7-2 with 34 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday when they host the New York Rangers in Boston at 1pm ET.

For all of those in the USA, have a Happy Thanksgiving and be safe.

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