The Bruins allowed four unanswered goals after initially building a 3-1 lead, and went through a futile extended stretch when they had exactly zero shots on net as the Red Wings embarked on their goal-scoring binge. Marchand’s torrid pace continued, as that goal was his 12th in 12 games. Steve Mason finished with 27 saves.
Datsyuk’s second goal of the game and 11th of the season, came on the power play 6:38 into the second period and gave Detroit a 4-3 lead. “He’s a great player, deserves everything he gets”. Brassard tied a career high with his 19th goal and also tied Zuccarello for the team lead.
“The two games he’s been with us so far, he’s been doing the things that we asked him to do”, Julien said.
Twenty seconds later, Rangers forward Tanner Glass and the flyers’ Ryan White tangled at center ice in a lengthy bout.
He is still searching for his first career victory against the Bruins, though, after losing the first two matchups this year to fall to 0-2-1 against them with a 3.01 GAA. They haven’t lost at home in regulation since a 7-3 defeat to Washington on December 20.
Larkin has three points against the Islanders, while Tomas Tatar has six in his last five meetings.
The Red Wings captain also had two goals and an assist, getting credit for the game victor when Danny DeKeyser’s shot went off his leg in the third period to snap a 5-5 tie. Justin Abdelkader and Brad Richards both had two assists and Petr Mrazek recorded 17 saves on the night.
Zetterberg got the goal which broke a 5-5 tie 7:37 into the third period.
The goal set a Boston Bruins record for fastest to start a game, breaking Mackell Fleming’s mark of nine seconds set in February 1953.
The Red Wings and Bruins combined for 11 goals on Sunday, paced by none other than the Magic Man himself, Pavel Datsyuk.
The win allowed Detroit to leapfrog the Bruins and overtake second place in the Atlantic Division. Dennis Seidenberg scored his first goal of the season, and his first goal since November 21, 2014.
Marchand’s goal was the fastest in the National Hockey League since Alexandre Burrows scored 6 seconds in for Vancouver on March 16, 2013, against Detroit, according to STATS.
Zetterberg tied it 1-1, at 2:44.
The Bruins lead wouldn’t last long because Henrik Zetterberg scored just 2:36 later.
Schlemko scored on a power play in the first period, beating goalie Jhonas Enroth through a screen.
Trotman gave Boston the lead again 14 seconds later when he scored on a shot from the right point. Helm’s second goal made it 5-3 with 8:59 left in the second, and Rask was pulled in favor of Gustavsson.
Once the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings started scoring Sunday at Joe Louis Arena, they never stopped.
That came 22 seconds after Helm’s second goal of the game and seventh goal of the season.
Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist as part of a three-goal first period, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Bergeron missed his second consecutive game with an undisclosed injury, likely suffered in Thursday’s game in Winnipeg against the Jets, a game in which he had a rare fight.