Gustav Nyquist’s power-play goal in the second period lifted Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
The Red Wings are hoping to close the gap with the top teams in the East after falling in five games to Atlantic Division rival Boston in the first round.
The Boston Bruins. Their Original Six rival. The defending Eastern Conference champions and the NHL’s top team in the regular season.
Bruins President Cam Neely issued a statement Friday calling the tweets “racist” and “classless.”
Ethnic intimidation is a felony punishable by up to two years in prison, per the Michigan statute.
Boston Bruins fans blew up Twitter Thursday night following the team’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
The Detroit Red Wings regularly were Stanley Cup contenders not long ago.
Tuukka Rask made 31 saves to help the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins beat the Red Wings 4-2 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday and eliminate Detroit from the postseason.
Johan Franzen will not talk to the media about his postseason struggles, and head coach Mike Babcock does not understand why.
Niklas Kronwall On Mindset As Red Wings Head Back To Boston On Brink Of Elimination: ‘We Got Nothing To Lose’
Star forward Henrik Zetterberg returned to the lineup, Jonas Gustavsson served competently in goal as a last-minute fill-in, the Detroit Red Wings led 2-0 after the first period, and the Boston Bruins still prevailed.