Final, Bruins 2-0: That’s it, and that’s all. The Red Wings don’t get any good scoring chances in the final seconds, and the Bruins are able to secure the 2-0 win.
Third period, 18:27, Bruins 2-0: The Bruins killed off the penalty with a couple of big saves from Chad Johnson.
Detroit has pulled the goalie.
Third period, 16:27, Bruins 2-0: It looks like the Red Wings will have one more chance to get back into this game.
Mike Moore was just called for holding after grabbing Stephen Weiss.
Third period, 13:00, Bruins 2-0: The Bruins continue to block shots late into the third period. They have nine so far, with a pair of those coming from Dennis Seidenberg who is leading all skaters in ice time so far.
The Bruins are also doing a good job of forechecking and playing with the lead. It has turned into a prototypical Bruins effort.
Third period, 9:30, Bruins 2-0: Torey Krug is having a good little third period, and he just got the Bruins their latest scoring chance. He was able to get a shot off on goal, but Petr Mrazek — who came in to start the third period — made his best save of the night.
Chad Johnson continues to be solid when tested, and he just made a kick save on Todd Bertuzzi with the two teams trading chances there for a bit.
Johnson has now stopped all 13 shots he’s seen.
Third period, 7:00, Bruins 2-0: The Bruins have come out here in the third period looking to put things away.
We already mentioned Carl Soderberg’s goal, but the B’s kept the pressure on after that. They’ve put three shots on goal since then, and they’re continuing to get the better of the chances.
They also continue to make life easy for Chad Johnson, as the Bruins are now outshooting the Red Wings 18-11.
Third period, 2:00, Bruins 2-0: Boston came close to making it a 3-0 game, but Brad Marchand hit either the goal post or the cross bar.
Third period, 0:41, Bruins 2-0: The Bruins started the period with a power play, and they took full advantage of it.
Carl Soderberg just scored his second goal of the game on the man-advantage. He was able to clean up the rebound on a shot from the point by Dennis Seidenberg.
It probably goes without saying that the Bruins would absolutely love if Soderberg can continue to pot goals, especially if he’s able to be a valuable asset on the power play.
Third period, 0:01, Bruins 1-0: The third period is underway.
Second intermission: One of the focal points of this game, of course, is the return of Patrice Bergeron to the Bruins lineup.
He’s certainly getting some run through two periods at least. He’s played 12 shifts so far getting 10:21 of ice time through the first 40 minutes. He’s nine of 13 in the faceoff dot and has a shot on goal. He also hit a post in the first period. Like Gregory Campbell, as long as Bergeron is healthy and not feeling much in terms of limitations, it’s a very good return.
Chad Johnson is having a nice night, which is huge for him in his battle for the backup goalie spot. The veteran netminder has stopped all 11 shots he faced through two periods, including a couple of big saves in the second period. The Bruins have obviously been good in front of him in limiting Detroit to just 11 shots, but Johnson has made saves when he’s needed to, and that’s all you can ask.
The Bruins’ potential third line has chipped in, too, with the game’s lone goal so far. They’re going with Chris Kelly centering that line with Carl Soderberg and Reilly Smith on the wings. Kelly has been good so far, and Soderberg found the back of the net, so it’s a positive 40 minutes for that bunch as well.
End second period, Bruins 1-0: The second period comes to an end, and when the third period begins, the Bruins will have a power play.
Cory Emmerton picked up a tripping penalty in the final minute of the period, and the Bruins will have 1:05 of power play time to open the third.
Second period, 18:56, Bruins 1-0: The Bruins are the first to get on the board, thanks to Carl Soderberg.
Chris Kelly put a wrist shot at the net that ended up hitting the end boards. The carom went to Soderberg, and he put it home for his first goal as a Bruin.
Second period, 16:30, 0-0: The Bruins just got another good scoring bid, thanks in large part to Ryan Spooner, who is having a nice game.
Spooner tried to feed Carl Soderberg, and the winger had a momentarily empty net but he couldn’t quite find the back of the net. Gustav Nyquist may have rebounded just in time to get a piece of the puck.
Either way, it’s another good bid for the Bruins who have done everything but score so far.
Second period, 12:43, 0-0: Gustav Nyquist continues to play very well in this one, and he’s been just as good as Chad Johnson and vice versa.
Nyquist just stopped Johnny Boychuk with a glove save. After an ensuing whistle, Brad Marchand showed he’s in midseason form, as he started pushing and shoving with Brendan Smith. Both players got roughing minors, so we’re 4-on-4 for two minutes.
Second period, 11:20, 0-0: The Bruins’ penalty kill was up to the task, and they were able to kill off Dennis Seidenberg’s hooking penalty.
Second period, 9:05, 0-0: Gustav Nyquist had arguably the game’s best scoring chance as he got free and broke into the Bruins’ end, but Chad Johnson came up with a couple of huge saves.
However, while Dennis Seidenberg was able to get back into the play late, he ended up hooking Nyquist, and the Red Wings get the power play. It’s technically their second of the night, but the first lasted just a few seconds after a 4-on-4 ended.
Second period, 6:57, 0-0: The Bruins are certainly trying to bring the body in this one, and they’re out-hitting the Red Wings 13-5 about halfway through the game.
Jordan Caron and Johnny Boychuk have been especially physical, as the Bruins are certainly playing a much better, tighter game so far than they did Thursday night.
Second period, 4:00, 0-0: The Red Wings killed off the penalty, with no shots on goal from the Bruins during the man-advantage.
Second period, 1:58, 0-0: The Bruins are going back on the power play. This time, it’s because Xavier Oullet was just called for holding Jordan Caron who did good work to draw the penalty.
Second period, 0:01, 0-0: The second period is underway in Detroit.
End first period, 0-0: The first period just came to an end with some good pressure from the Red Wings late in the period that the Bruins were able to withstand.
The Wings weren’t able to get any shots on goal late in the period including a couple of opportunities that missed the net and one that hit the side of the net.
After a quick start for the Bruins, the Red Wings bounced back and upped the pressure in what turned out to be a pretty even first period.
Obviously a much better start for the Bruins than they showed Thursday when the Wings took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
First period, 15:00, 0-0: The Bruins get another good scoring chance, this one from Patrice Bergeron, but the center hit the post.
First period, 14:00, 0-0: Both goalies have been sharp so far in the first period, and it was Chad Johnson who just came up with some big saves.
The Red Wings upped the pressure in the Boston end, and that led to a couple of scoring chances, but Johnson stood tall and got some help from Dennis Seidenberg who helped clear the crease at one point.
Johnson has stopped all six shots he’s faced so far, and he just forced a faceoff with a glove save Danny DeKeyser.
First period, 12:36, 0-0: Mike Moore is doing his best to make an impact, and he decided to do so by dropping the gloves in the first period.
The journeyman defenseman just squared off with Todd Bertuzzi for a decently length fight that ended when Bertuzzi pulled Moore to the ice.
First period, 12:00, 0-0: The Bruins just got another nice scoring chance, thanks to some nifty stick work from Chris Kelly on a good look from Dennis Seidenberg.
Seidenberg’s shot-pass from the point was redirected deep on the left wing by Kelly, but Jonas Gustavsson was able to hold the post and ensure the game remains scoreless.
First period, 9:50, 0-0: The 4-on-4 play and the abbreviated Detroit power play have finished.
The Red Wings had a chance during 4-on-4 play on a 2-on-1, but Chad Johnson stopped a Joakim Andersson shot to keep the game scoreless.
First period, 7:39, 0-0: Well, that didn’t last long.
Patrice Bergeron just caught Brendan Smith with an elbow up high, and Bergeron is going off to the penalty box for elbowing.
First period, 7:20, 0-0: The Bruins will get the game’s first power play.
Landon Ferraro is going off for holding after he took down Dougie Hamilton in the neutral zone.
The Bruins are currently outshooting Detroit 3-2.
First period, 3:00, 0-0: Reilly Smith has been one of the better Bruins on the ice so far. He generated the first two shots of the evening, the first coming off of a Detroit turnover.
Chris Kelly dished a backhanded pass across the ice to Smith, but the new Bruin was stopped by Jonas Gustavsson.
First period, 0:01, 0-0: The game is on; Patrice Bergeron’s line is starting.
6:59 p.m.: Puck drop is just a few minutes away, and we’re getting ready for what’s going to be a big game for Bruins goalie Chad Johnson.
The NHL veteran is in the midst of a battle for the backup job up against Niklas Svedberg. It might be a little telling that Johnson didn’t see any action at all Thursday night as Malcolm Subban was getting torn apart, but Claude Julien explained that was more about circumstance and not wanting to injure Johnson in advance of this game.
So this is a big game for him, and it should give him a good chance to showcase himself. It’s one of the few positional battles in this Bruins camp right now.
6:50 p.m.: The Red Wings are making their preseason home debut in this one after routing the Bruins on Thursday night 8-2.
They’re going with a little bit of a different lineup for this one. Gone are the likes of Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who abused Bruins rookie goalie Malcolm Subban in the eight-goal outburst Thursday night.
Here is the Detroit lineup for this game.
Johan Franzen — Stephen Weiss — Daniel Clery
Gustav Nyquist — Joakim Anderson — Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller — Cory Emmerton — Landon Ferraro
Tomas Jurco — Riley Sheahan — Calle Jarnkrok
Kyle Quincey — Brendan Smith
Danny DeKeyser — Brian Lashoff
Xavier Ouellet — Ryan Sproul
Jonas Gustavsson, Petr Mrazek
6:30 p.m.: On Thursday, it was Gregory Campbell who was returning to the Bruins lineup. Patrice Bergeron’s turn comes Saturday night in Detroit.
Bergeron will make his preseason debut Saturday night when the Bruins take on the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. It marks Bergeron’s first game action since Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Boston center collected a handful of injuries in that series and is only now returning to game action.
Here are the projected lines for the Bruins in their fourth preseason tilt of the exhibition season.
Defensemen: Dennis Seidenberg, Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, Johnny Boychuk, Kevan Miller, Mike Moore
Goalie: Chad Johnson (Niklas Svedberg backing up)
Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. There’s no local broadcast of the game, so follow along here.
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