The Bruins find their scoring touch and answer the Wings’ first goal with a marker of their own just before the end of the second period.
Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard’s best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.
Boston is the NHL’s best team, albeit one Detroit has defeated in three of four meetings this season.
Growing up in Toronto’s Mimico neighborhood, Brendan and Reilly Smith never played organized hockey together. Just everything else.
The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy by leading the NHL with 117 points.
Zetterberg began skating by himself last Tuesday, but Thursday will be the first time he skates with the team.
The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most.
The Detroit Red Wings beat the odds and made the playoffs for a 23rd straight season, and now comes the hard part.
With a season full of ups and downs, the Red Wings look to make everything better when the NHL playoffs start on Friday evening.
Backup goalie Petr Mrazek kept the injury-riddled St. Louis Blues down heading into the playoffs with his second career shutout in a 3-0 victory for the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.