Pastrnak scores 42nd goal; Bruins roll past Detroit, 4-1

BOSTON (AP) As well as the Bruins have played this season, one team that had consistently given them problems was the Red Wings.

It took three meetings, but Boston finally figured out how to solve its issues against the NHL’s cellar dwellers.

David Pastrnak scored his 42nd goal of the season Saturday to lead the Bruins past Detroit 4-1, giving Bruce Cassidy of the Bruins his 200th victory as an NHL coach.

Brad Marchand scored his 25th goal and assisted on Pastrnak's goal for Boston, which has won eight of its last nine games. Charlie McAvoy added a goal and an assist and Charlie Coyle had his 13th goal. Tuukka Rask finished with 25 saves to improve to 14-0-6 at home this season, tying the overall home points streak by a Bruins goaltender. Tiny Thompson started the 1929-30 season 20-0-0.

Darren Helm scored for the Red Wings, who have lost three straight and have the fewest points in the NHL. Jonathan Bernier finished with 37 saves.

Cassidy has 153 victories with Boston and 47 with the Washington Capitals.

Marchand said even when the Bruins fell behind 1-0 early, there was no panic.

“I don't think we were really worried about it,” Marchand said. “We had it tonight. We could tell. We came out so hard and we really controled the play the entire way through the game.”

The Bruins were outscored 7-3 in two losses to the Red Wings earlier this season. This time Boston was the aggressor from the outset, outshooting Detroit 41-26 for the game.

Though much like in the previous two meetings, the Bruins had trouble finishing off early offensive opportunities.

Boston was awarded the game's first power play when Gustav Lindstrom was sent to the penalty box for holding. Boston was on the attack when Helm swiped Torey Krug's pass near the blue line and started a 2-on-1 break. Krug backpedaled and tried to slow down Helm, but Helm was able to get his wrist shot past Rask to put the Red Wings in front 1-0.

Things changed in the second period when the Bruins needed less than five minutes to get three straight goals.

Boston came up empty on a 3-on-2 break when Marchand's shot was cleared back up the slot in the direction of a trailing McAvoy. He put it through a crowd and into the left corner of the net to tie the game.

Less than two minutes later, Bergeron put Boston in front when he took a feed from Marchand, cut inside Adam Erne and backhanded his shot by Bernier.

“We made it too easy for them,” Red Wings winger Frans Nielsen said. ““It's a good team, but they at least have to work for their chances.”

Boston struck again 2:10 later when Danton Heinen poked the puck out of a scrum behind the Red Wings' net and passed to McAvoy at the blue line. McAvoy fired a shot, which was deflected by Coyle into the net to make it 3-1.

“If you're losing to a certain team like we were losing to Washington for about six years, you gotta tie it up at some point,” Rask said. “Every game matters, so it's no different.”

NOTES: Rask is the sixth goaltender in NHL history with a home points streak of 20 or more games within a regular season. ... Jeremy Lauzon returned from a two-game suspension for a hit to the head last week of the Arizona Coyotes' Derek Stepan. ... Bruins winger David Krejci played in his 900th NHL game. ... Detroit's Mike Green played in his 300th game as a Red Wing.

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DET14-42-4
1001
BOS36-11-12
0314
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Athanasiou RW00-300/3514:174
T. Bertuzzi LW00-220/0017:105
A. Biega D00000/0018:111
T. Daley D00100/0008:280
C. Ehn C00041/1009:312
A. Erne RW00-100/1211:242
R. Fabbri RW00-120/0018:171
V. Filppula C00-326/9017:191
L. Glendening RW00125/5016:214
M. Green D00-320/0023:091
D. Helm LW10131/0015:172
F. Hronek D00-200/0024:272
D. Larkin C00-102/8019:510
G. Lindstrom D00000/0218:070
A. Mantha RW00-140/1018:300
P. Nemeth D00-120/0022:303
F. Nielsen C00024/6013:010
B. Perlini LW00-110/0010:262
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
P. Bergeron C102113/5017:531
A. Bjork RW00130/0012:291
B. Carlo D00030/0021:182
Z. Chara D00220/0021:262
C. Coyle C10155/5016:394
J. DeBrusk LW00-110/0014:041
M. Grzelcyk D00100/0018:490
D. Heinen LW01111/0015:222
D. Krejci C00029/7214:250
T. Krug D00-160/0018:591
K. Kuhlman RW00030/0013:472
S. Kuraly C00004/1013:000
J. Lauzon D00210/0216:563
B. Marchand LW02220/0019:143
C. McAvoy D11340/0220:292
J. Nordstrom LW00010/0013:362
D. Pastrnak RW10141/0016:410
C. Wagner RW00021/1509:171
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Bernier (L)414370.90259:44
GOALIESSA
J. Bernier (L)41
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
T. Rask (W)261250.96259:36
GOALIESSA
T. Rask (W)26
Anthony Mantha shot on goal (Wrist shot)
DET:GoalsShots
BOS:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • BOS
      13:03GOAL David Pastrnak (Snap shot), Assist: Brad Marchand
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • BOS
      12:30GOAL Charlie Coyle (Tip-in shot), Assists: Charlie McAvoy and Danton Heinen
    • BOS
      09:40(SH) GOAL Patrice Bergeron (Backhand shot), Assist: Brad Marchand
    • BOS
      08:01GOAL Charlie McAvoy (Wrist shot)
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • DET
      03:12(SH) GOAL Darren Helm (Tip-in shot)
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • BOS
      16:39Chris Wagner penalty Fighting - 5 min.
    • DET
      16:39Andreas Athanasiou penalty Fighting - 5 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • BOS
      18:12Charlie McAvoy penalty Holding - 2 min.
    • BOS
      13:10Jeremy Lauzon penalty Interference - 2 min.
    • BOS
      08:25David Krejci penalty Hooking - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • DET
      18:28Adam Erne penalty Cross Checking - 2 min.
    • DET
      02:25Gustav Lindstrom penalty Holding - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
DET
BOS
Shots on Goal2641
Goals in Power Play00
Faceoff Wins1934
Penalties34
Major Penalties11
Minor Penalties23
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
DET
Shots on Goal26
Goals in Power Play0
Faceoff Wins19
Penalties3
Major Penalties1
Minor Penalties2
Misconducts0
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DET14-42-4
1001
BOS36-11-12
0314
STARS OF THE GAME
3.8 %SHOT %9.8 %
0.902 %SAVE %0.962 %
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Athanasiou RW00-300/3514:174
T. Bertuzzi LW00-220/0017:105
A. Biega D00000/0018:111
T. Daley D00100/0008:280
C. Ehn C00041/1009:312
A. Erne RW00-100/1211:242
R. Fabbri RW00-120/0018:171
V. Filppula C00-326/9017:191
L. Glendening RW00125/5016:214
M. Green D00-320/0023:091
D. Helm LW10131/0015:172
F. Hronek D00-200/0024:272
D. Larkin C00-102/8019:510
G. Lindstrom D00000/0218:070
A. Mantha RW00-140/1018:300
P. Nemeth D00-120/0022:303
F. Nielsen C00024/6013:010
B. Perlini LW00-110/0010:262
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
P. Bergeron C102113/5017:531
A. Bjork RW00130/0012:291
B. Carlo D00030/0021:182
Z. Chara D00220/0021:262
C. Coyle C10155/5016:394
J. DeBrusk LW00-110/0014:041
M. Grzelcyk D00100/0018:490
D. Heinen LW01111/0015:222
D. Krejci C00029/7214:250
T. Krug D00-160/0018:591
K. Kuhlman RW00030/0013:472
S. Kuraly C00004/1013:000
J. Lauzon D00210/0216:563
B. Marchand LW02220/0019:143
C. McAvoy D11340/0220:292
J. Nordstrom LW00010/0013:362
D. Pastrnak RW10141/0016:410
C. Wagner RW00021/1509:171
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Bernier (L)414370.90259:44
GOALIESSA
J. Bernier (L)41
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
T. Rask (W)261250.96259:36
GOALIESSA
T. Rask (W)26
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
DET14-42-4
1001
BOS36-11-12
0314
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Athanasiou RW00-300/3514:174
T. Bertuzzi LW00-220/0017:105
A. Biega D00000/0018:111
T. Daley D00100/0008:280
C. Ehn C00041/1009:312
A. Erne RW00-100/1211:242
R. Fabbri RW00-120/0018:171
V. Filppula C00-326/9017:191
L. Glendening RW00125/5016:214
M. Green D00-320/0023:091
D. Helm LW10131/0015:172
F. Hronek D00-200/0024:272
D. Larkin C00-102/8019:510
G. Lindstrom D00000/0218:070
A. Mantha RW00-140/1018:300
P. Nemeth D00-120/0022:303
F. Nielsen C00024/6013:010
B. Perlini LW00-110/0010:262
Total1002619/349-30
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
P. Bergeron C102113/5017:531
A. Bjork RW00130/0012:291
B. Carlo D00030/0021:182
Z. Chara D00220/0021:262
C. Coyle C10155/5016:394
J. DeBrusk LW00-110/0014:041
M. Grzelcyk D00100/0018:490
D. Heinen LW01111/0015:222
D. Krejci C00029/7214:250
T. Krug D00-160/0018:591
K. Kuhlman RW00030/0013:472
S. Kuraly C00004/1013:000
J. Lauzon D00210/0216:563
B. Marchand LW02220/0019:143
C. McAvoy D11340/0220:292
J. Nordstrom LW00010/0013:362
D. Pastrnak RW10141/0016:410
C. Wagner RW00021/1509:171
Total4404134/1911-27
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Bernier (L)414370.90259:44
GOALIESSA
J. Bernier (L)41
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
T. Rask (W)261250.96259:36
GOALIESSA
T. Rask (W)26
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

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BOS36-11-12
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TEAM STATS
2.13
GF AVG
3.91
GA AVG
.48
Power Play
4.09
GF AVG
2.91
GA AVG
1.09
Power Play
All times are US/Eastern.