Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bruins vs Red Wings game 1 summary

Game summary video of Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins in Game 1 of Eastern Conference First Round series, on April 18, 2014.
Red Wings win game 1 with late goal vs Bruins, take 1-0 series lead
Last night the Red Wings outplayed the Bruins and Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk made a great play to score the only goal of the game to put the Red Wings up 1-0 in the series. The Bruins best player was Tuukka Rask and Red Wings Jimmy Howard made the saves when he had to and got lucky a few times as well.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk scored, making it 1-0 Red Wings.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 24 shots. Rask is now 0-1 with a 1.02 GAA and a .958 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 34-26 and blocked shots 19-11. The Red Wings led the game in faceoff wins 24-20. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Red Wings went 0-for-2.

Loui Eriksson, Dougie Hamilton and Carl Soderberg led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 7 hits. Corey Potter and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots each.

Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski, Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille were all out of the lineup due to injury or sickness. In place of them was Corey Potter, Andrej Meszaros, Jordan Caron and Justin Florek.

Onto the next one
The Red Wings now lead the series 1-0. Game 2 is on Sunday at 3pm ET in Boston.

Lucic fined for spear
Today, Milan Lucic was fined $5,000 for spearing. Lucic speared Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser in the second period last night. Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry did the same thing last night but he has not been fined yet (when this was posted).

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