Tomas Jurco was the beneficiary of some fancy footwork from Tomas Tatar on the Detroit Red Wings’ tying goal in the third period against the Boston Bruins.
During a scramble in front of the Boston Bruins’ net, Tatar kicked the loose puck perfectly over to Jurco, who buried it into the wide open net. The Red Wings prevailed for the 3-2 victory, thanks to Gustav Nyquist and his winning goal later in the period.
The tying goal came with a delayed penalty coming up to the Bruins, likely to Brad Marchand, who nearly put Tatar in a headlock and ended up with a hold of Tatar’s stick when the puck came free.
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.