Sunday, April 20, 2014
The Associated Press
DETROIT — Niklas Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg, Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar each a goal and an assist Wednesday night in the Detroit Red Wings’ 6-1 victory against the Boston Bruins.
Tomas Tatar of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a second-period goal Wednesday night – all part of the 6-1 victory against the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena.
The Associated Press
Justin Abdelkader and Drew Miller and also scored for Detroit. Johan Franzen had three assists, Joakim Andersson two assists and Jonas Gustavsson made 16 saves.
Jarome Iginla scored for Boston and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots.
Abdelkader opened the scoring at 11:49 of the first period when he put in a loose puck from the bottom of the left circle off the rush, 11 seconds after Detroit killed off a high-sticking penalty to Franzen. It was Abdelkader’s third goal of the season.
The Red Wings scored three goals in less than four minutes in the second period.
Tatar made it 2-0 at 6:05 of the second period. He scored on a wraparound after carrying the puck from just outside the Red Wings’ blue line and falling down and getting back up – while maintaining control of the puck – in the right circle. It was Tatar’s third goal.
Zetterberg made it 3-0 at 8:47 when he scored from the left circle for his 11th goal. Kronwall scored on the power play, just 1:14 later.
Miller scored his second goal of the season at 8:38 of the third period and Nyquist got his third goal of the season with 2:53 remaining in the game.
Iginla spoiled Gustavsson’s shutout attempt with 2:25 left.
Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk missed his second game after being elbowed in the face by Ottawa defenseman Jared Cowen on Saturday night. Datsyuk has also been ruled out of Friday’s game at the New York Islanders. … Boston defenseman Dennis Seidenberg didn’t play due to a lower-body injury. …
Red Wings right wing Todd Bertuzzi missed his third game with an upper-body injury. …
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug is from the Detroit suburb of Livonia and played at Michigan State. …
Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson got his second consecutive start. …
Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith went to the dressing room after falling into the boards shoulder-first early in the third period.
DETROIT SIGNED defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a $25.5 million, six-year deal to keep him off the market in July.
“He would have been tough to lose in free agency,” General Manager Ken Holland said.
“This was a big priority because in a two-year period, we lost Nick Lidstrom, Brian Rafalski and Brad Stuart.
“We couldn’t afford to lose Big E, too.