Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead.
The penalty has been handed down for the cheap shot issued in Game 1 of the Red Wings and Bruins game in Boston Friday night.
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 managed to find enough space in the tight-checking game to score with 3:01 left and give the Red Wings a 1-0 win on Friday night.
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.
Not only does Smith get to play in round one of the playoffs starting Friday in Boston, but he also gets to compete against his brother in the process.
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.
Cam Ward had 28 saves, and the Carolina Hurricanes ended a quarter-century of regular-season futility in Detroit, beating the Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night.
What has been basically a certainty since 1991, seeing playoff hockey in the D in the spring, is something that so many other cities and fan based wish they could be a part of.
Darren Helm scored the go-ahead goal 3:33 into the third period to inch the Detroit Red Wings closer to clinching a playoff berth with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.