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

Apr 2, 2014, 10:51 PM EDT

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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.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Apr 2, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Wings earned it. Fun game, had the feel of playoff hockey. Can’t wait for the high stakes games start rolling.

    • homieshome - Apr 3, 2014 at 1:47 AM

      New York Rangers are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • jcmeyer10 - Apr 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

        Yah, St. Louis has really been a shot in the arm for that team!!!!!!!!!!

  2. paperkid96 - Apr 2, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Wicked awesome!

  3. polegojim - Apr 2, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Never quit – awesome group of young gritty guys, doing the Winged Wheel proud!

    Go Red Wings!!!

    • jcmeyer10 - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      You guys have some talent on the front line. That Nyquist (do I have the right guy) goal on the break was pretty as it was just pure perseverance.

      • polegojim - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:38 PM

        Yes, he’s sure become a factor, even more than anticipated.

        That said, I’d prefer not to play the Bruins in the first round… Tough tough tough team

      • jcmeyer10 - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:45 PM

        Same goes for you guys. Scrappy is how I would describe you. No Yuk, no Alfie and you guys play one of the hottest teams in the NHL and beat them. Regardless of who you play, the Wingies will be a tough out.

  4. slaugin - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Howard stole that one. He was amazing in net. Can’t be upset with my Bruins when the last time they lost in Reg on the road was Jan 9

    • c9castine - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

      you got 3 goals posted on you…if howard stole the game then rask must have been cold calling strangers to get rid of it.

      • jcmeyer10 - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

        This looked like pre-Olympics Rask. One game is not to be worried about but it’s something to keep an eye on.

      • drewzducks - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

        Shocked to see another Fleury of goals cascading into the net against that vaunted ‘Canes offense last night.

      • c9castine - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:54 PM

        i knew i could count on PHT commenters to completely wiff on a statement like that.

        i should know better than to put wit into my comments.

  5. slaugin - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    This only helps the Bruins, Detroit is the last team they want to see in round 1. Have fun with that Pitt…Bring on Columbus!

    • nunan - Apr 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      I feel the same way. Now, I think they could/should beat anyone in the eastern conf but when forced to choose a first round opponent, the Wings would be my last choice. The style they play doesn’t create a good match up for the Bs. More finesse and speed than anything while also being pretty passive. Kind of reminds me of the Caps series a couple years ago. The difference is that both teams (the Bruins and the Red Wings) are better than the teams were in that Caps/Bruins series. Combine all that with the fact that the first round in notoriously tough to get out of, I’ll take the Blue Jackets all day. If the Wings play the Pens, I’d actually put money on the Detroit, If I were a betting man..

  6. titansbro - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    No goal call was embarrassing. But the Wings are always a tough team.

    • hockeydon10 - Apr 3, 2014 at 7:57 AM

      Believe me, all Wings fans know that pain all too well.

      • bbgraf08 - Apr 3, 2014 at 9:34 AM

        This video is ridiculous. Never seen this.

      • nunan - Apr 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

        I can get over a call like that in the reg. season. What scares me half to death is the chance that call is made in a playoff game and helps decide the outcome. So bad.

      • kfraser91 - Apr 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

        How do you not love the commentary by Mickey Redmond…gets even better after hes had a few “ginger-ale’s”

  7. tdrusher225 - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    I don’t think Columbus would be easy, but as a Bruins fan this is the last team you want to face in the 1st round.

    • nunan - Apr 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      Columbus wouldn’t be easy. First round matchups are always ridiculously tough it seems, no matter what the match-up is. Would definitely prefer CBJ over Detroit though. Detroit would beat the Pens, IMO.

  8. slaugin - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Shots on goal was 32-16 at one point, not sure where it ended

  9. slaugin - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    What? 1 goal was a break away by the hottest scorer right now, another got lost in Mesaros shorts. The first one he prob should have got. Tuukka is fine

  10. Moop - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    I’ll take a loss to Detroit any day if it avoids the Bruins seeing them in the first round.

  11. slaugin - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    @TD you’re absolutely right, Columbus won’t be a cake walk but any team that makes it to the playoffs will be hungry and not an easy round. I just don’t want to see Detroit especially if Datsyk is healthy

    • blinkyhowe - Apr 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM

      Well..the Bee’s have earned the Top Spot in the league right now. And getting run over by their big bodies in a 7 game series will take its toll after 2-3 games. But this is a different Wings team from Nov…the Kids on the Wings can skate. And you can’t hit what you can’t catch.

      And your right..IF..they make the playoffs they should get Pav back,,Zetterberg has said he’ll play and Ericcson will be back on D. They would be dangerous in round one.

  12. 13datsyuk13 - Apr 3, 2014 at 2:24 AM

    The bruins are so big and fast. Nobody in the league wants to play 7 games against those guys. I swear Lucic doesn’t take face offs he just tries to knock the other guy over.
    All that said, HERE COME THE REDWINGS!!!! They are playing well right now and are fun to watch. I’m not even stressed about injuries anymore I want this team on the ice.
    Is it wrong if I change my handle to 14Nyquist14?

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