Shots on Goal: Bruins in OT over Detroit, 4-3
The Boston Bruins, in a dramatic overtime win, ended their four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
David Pastrnak broke a 3-3 tie with 47 seconds remaining in overtime, in addition to ending the losing streak, he also ended his own 17 game scoreless streak.
With wins not coming easily for Boston this season, the Bruins got off to a good start jumping on Wings goaltender Jarod Coreau early, going up 1-0 on a Kevan Miller goal just 3:39 into the game. Jimmy Hayes set up the play with a perfect screen on Coreau that allowed Miller to pick up his first goal this season.
Coreau, in net against Boston for the second time in a week, stopped all but 4 of 45 shots on the night.
Detroit did not register a shot on net for 11 minutes, but when Andreas Athanasiou finally got a clear shot at Tuukka Rask, he made it count, going blocker side high to tie it up at 1-1.
Rask, who left Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh with a migraine showed no ill effects from it, and halted 23 shots.
Before closing out the first frame, Brad Marchand regained the lead for Boston with a power-play goal at 17:34. At this point Boston out shot Detroit 21-7.
The Bruins again out shot Detroit 12-7 in the second but found themselves on the wrong side of the scoresheet, down 3-2 with goals from Detroit’s Mike Green and Tomas Tatar.
Green picked up his ninth goal of the season with a shot that deflected off Kevan Miller’s skate at 6:26. Tatar followed that up with his 11th with an odd-man rush that saw his shot trickle through Rask’s pads and over the line to put the Wings up 3-2.
The Bruins came out in the third with plenty of energy and once again out shot the Red Wings 14-8. Marchand notched his second tally of the game tapping a backhander through the crowded crease to knot it at 3-3.
In overtime, David Krejci kicked the puck to himself at the blue line setting up Pastrnak’s one-timer for the win. The play was confirmed to be onside after a video review.
Next up for Boston is the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night in Boston while Detroit travels back home to take on Toronto.