Boston Bruins v Detroit Red Wings

Discuss: Red Wings come back, hold on to defeat Bruins


The Detroit Red Wings needed two points. They got them.

The Red Wings fell behind the Boston Bruins by a goal early in the third period, but got a pair of pretty goals from Tomas Jurco and Gustav Nyquist just one minute and 42 seconds apart to come back and then had to hold on for a thrilling 3-2 victory on Wednesday.

Let’s Discuss:

  • The win gives the Red Wings 86 points now on the season, which helps improve their standing in the Eastern Conference Wild Card and playoff race. Keep in mind, the Red Wings are looking for their 23rd consecutive playoff appearance, which would extend their franchise record.
  • Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had to be good early. The Bruins, playing on the road, held a distinct advantage in shots, outshooting their opponents 25-11 after two periods. He made 33 saves on the night.
  • With the two teams still scoreless, the Bruins had a goal waved off late in the first period on a questionable goaltending interference call. The controversy didn’t last long. Johnny Boychuk gave Boston the lead about nine seconds later after the faceoff.
  • Bit of a scary moment in the second period, as Red Wings’ forward Jurco ran Boychuk hard from behind into the glass. Jurco received only a minor penalty for boarding, while Boychuk remained in the game.
  • Jurco, of course, tied the game just past the midway point of the third period.
  • The Bruins had their road winning streak snapped at nine games.
  • No Jarome Iginla for the Bruins in this one. He sat out with a lower-body ailment, making it the first game he’s missed because of injury in seven years.

Video: Red Wings’ Jurco penalized for running Bruins’ Boychuk from behind

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There was a concerning moment for the Boston Bruins in the second period of Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Bruins’ defenseman Johnny Boychuk was hit hard from behind into the glass by Red Wings’ forward Tomas Jurco with less than seven minutes remaining in the middle frame. Jurco, who has only 10 penalty minutes in 29 games for Detroit this season, was assessed a minor penalty on the play.

Boychuk, 30, remained in the game for the Bruins. The Boston blue liner had made a pass behind the net, with his back clearly turned to Jurco.

Jurco continued to follow through on his hit, driving Boychuk from behind in the boards.

Video: Bruins goal waved off after questionable goalie interference call


Boston looked to have taken a 1-0 lead against Detroit on Wednesday night when Torey Krug converted on the B’s first power play of the game — but no.

Zdeno Chara was called for interfering with Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, a decision that, upon further review, was pretty questionable:

A few reactions from Twitter:

Any controversy surrounding the goal was quickly wiped out, though, as Johnny Boychuk scored moments later to give (or, re-give) Boston the lead: