Bruins-Red Wings Live: Boston Snaps Losing Streak With 3-2 Shootout Win

Final, Boston Wins 3-2 In Shootout

David Krejci and Reilly Smith score in the shootout and the Bruins have snapped their three-game losing streak. Boston will travel east to Montreal for a Thursday night matchup with the rival Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

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End of Overtime

We’re headed to a shootout.

Overtime, 4:19, 2-2: Patrice Bergeron has taken a minor penalty for hooking. It was a questionable call as Brendan Smith appeared to dive on the ice despite being hit in the hand.

Detroit will have a power play for the final 41 seconds of the overtime.

Overtime, 3:35, 2-2: Bruins are playing with three forwards and one defenseman in OT. Clearly, Claude Julien wants no part of the shootout.

Overtime, 1:35, 2-2: The Bruins had a 3-on-1 scoring chance, but Reilly Smith’s cross-crease pass was broken up and the Red Wings cleared the zone.

Overtime, 0:01, 2-2: The extra period has begun!

End of Third Regulation, 2-2

We’re headed to overtime.

Third Period, 19:09, 2-2: Jimmy Howard just made an amazing save on a Milan Lucic shot, then he denied Simon Gagne with another stellar stop on the rebound. The Red Wings goalie has been the best player on the ice tonight.

Third Period, 18:09, 2-2: The Bruins keep firing shots at Jimmy Howard, but they haven’t found a game-winner. Simon Gagne has replaced Seth Griffith at right wing alongside David Krejci and Milan Lucic on Boston’s top line.

Third Period, 11:09, 2-2: Daniel Paille hits the post on a shot from the left faceoff circle.

Third Period, 9:00, 2-2: Detroit kills the penalty and we’re back to even strength.

Third Period, 7:00, 2-2: Detroit kills the penalty, but it takes another right after with a hooking minor.

Third Period, 5:00, 2-2: The Bruins are going back to the power play.

Third Period, 2:56, 2-2: Gustav Nyquist blasts a wrist shot past Tuukka Rask to even the score with a power-play goal. It’s his second PPG against Boston this season.


Third Period, 1:55, 2-1 Boston: Tomas Jurco hits the post from the left faceoff circle. Tuukka Rask was screened and couldn’t see the shot.

Third Period, 1:29, 2-1 Boston: Tuukka Rask makes a tremendous save on a 2-on-1 scoring chance for Detroit. Adam McQuaid also took an interference penalty, which will put the Red Wings back on the power play. They are 0-3 with the man advantage tonight.

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Third Period, 0:01, 2-1 Boston: Patrice Bergeron is back on the ice for the opening faceoff.

End of Second Period, 2-1 Boston


Shots: Boston 24-12

Faceoffs: Boston 21-18

Hits: Boston 17-15

Special Teams: Boston 0-1, Detroit 0-3


First Period

David Krejci (1), assisted by Chris Kelly (1)

Tomas Tatar (1), assisted by Tomas Jurco (1) and Riley Sheahan (1)

Second Period

Reilly Smith (2), assisted by Patrice Bergeron (2) and Brad Marchand (1)

Second Period, 19:45, 2-1 Boston: Patrice Bergeron blocked a shot with his left foot and was in serious pain. He skated to the bench and headed to the locker room.

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Second Period, 17:14, 2-1 Boston: Milan Lucic is headed to the penalty box for tripping. The Red Wings will begin another power play.

Second Period, 13:31, 2-1 Boston: Reilly Smith has given the Bruins another lead. He’s the first B’s player to score multiple goals this season. His linemates Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand were credited with assists.

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Second Period, 8:48, 1-1: The Bruins kill the penalty and we’re back to even strength.

Second Period, 6:48, 1-1: Carl Soderberg has taken a minor penalty and Detroit is going back to the power play.

Second Period, 6:33, 1-1: Brad Marchand is unable to hit the net after a great setup from Patrice Bergeron.

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Second Period, 5:01, 1-1: After a David Krejci turnover in the neutral zone, Luke Glendening is unable to beat Tuukka Rask blocker side on a breakaway.

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Second Period, 0:01, 1-1: Play has resumed.

End of First Period, 1-1


Shots: Boston 13-4

Faceoffs: Boston 11-5

Hits: Detroit 11-7

Special Teams: Both 0-1


David Krejci (1), assisted by Chris Kelly (1)

Tomas Tatar (1), assisted by Tomas Jurco (1) and Riley Sheahan (1)

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First Period, 19:06, 1-1: Boston kills the penalty and we’re back to even strength.

First Period, 17:06, 1-1: Daniel Paille has taken a roughing penalty and Detroit is headed to the power play.

First Period, 16:25, 1-1: Boston still is out-shooting Detroit.

First Period, 15:00, 1-1:Patrice Bergeron wins an offensive zone faceoff, leading to a Dougie Hamilton shot from the point. Jimmy Howard made the save, then stopped two rebound attempts to his left. Bergeron is 7-for-8 in the faceoff circle, and the Bruins are 9-for-12 as a team.

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First Period, 14:22, 1-1: Reilly Smith skates down the right side into the attacking zone and fires a wrist shot at Jimmy Howard, who makes a nice glove save. Howard has nine saves tonight.

First Period, 11:45, 1-1: Detroit kills the penalty and now is 8-for-8 on the penalty kill this season.

First Period, 10:56, 1-1: Torey Krug blasted a shot from the point that was saved by Jimmy Howard, who then made another save immediately after on a rebound shot by Zdeno Chara at the edge of the crease. Krug played the puck with a high stick on a Detroit attempt to clear the zone, which resulted in a faceoff in Boston’s zone.

First Period, 9:45, 1-1: The Bruins are going on the power play for the first time tonight. Niklas Kronwall has taken a minor penalty for interference.

First Period, 8:40, 1-1: Tomas Tatar dumps the puck into the attacking zone, the Red Wings win puck possession with a strong forecheck, and Tatar beats Tuukka Rask to tie the score. Tomas Jurco and Riley Sheahan picked up assists on the goal.

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First Period, 7:15, 1-0 Boston: Brad Marchand weaves his way between two Detroit players in the right faceoff circle but he’s unable to finish his deke on Jimmy Howard. The Bruins are out-shooting the Red Wings 6-2 so far.

First Period, 5:12, 1-0 Boston: The Bruins have opened the scoring. Chris Kelly fed David Krejci with a perfect pass, and the first-line center beat Jimmy Howard with a beautiful move. It’s Krejci’s first goal of the season.

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First Period, 3:34, 0-0: Simon Gagne fires a shot that is saved by Jimmy Howard. It’s Gagne’s first shift since April 27, 2013.

First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway!

7:50 p.m. ET: The Boston Bruins begin their first road trip of three or more games Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena against the Detroit Red Wings.

The B’s lost 2-1 to the Red Wings in their first meeting on Oct. 9, which was the first of three consecutive losses for Boston. The main problem during the Bruins’ losing streak has been a lack of scoring. The team has scored just four goals in four games this season, only two of which were scored at even strength.

Boston is hoping veteran winger Simon Gagne can provide some scoring production after not playing at all in the 2013-14 season. Gagne signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $600,000 on Tuesday and is expected to skate on the fourth line alongside Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner in Wednesday’s matchup with the Red Wings.

“Everybody knows (Gagne has) been a good player in this league,” B’s head coach Claude Julien said Tuesday. “He’s had some setbacks, we hope he can recapture what he had to, hopefully, the best level possible. He’s accepted to come here and accept whatever role we want to give him. When you’ve got that opportunity to get a guy like that, why not? He’s been loyal since day one, and I think he’s a good addition to our team.”

Tuukka Rask led the Bruins out onto the ice for warmups, so he should make his fourth start of the season. Jimmy Howard will start for the Red Wings, and he’s enjoyed plenty of success against their Atlantic Division rivals throughout his career with a 5-1-0 record, a 1.97 goals against average and a .934 save percentage in six games.

Stay with’s Bruins-Red Wings live blog for score updates, injury news, analysis and highlights.

Here are the projected lineups:

BOSTON (1-3-0)

Milan Lucic–David Krejci–Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly–Carl Soderberg–Loui Eriksson
Simon Gagne–Ryan Spooner–Daniel Paille

Zdeno Chara–Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg–Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug–Kevan Miller
Extra: Matt Bartkowski

DETROIT (1-1-0)

Justin Abdelkader–Henrik Zetterberg–Johan Franzen
Tomas Tatar–Riley Sheahan–Tomas Jurco
Gustav Nyquist–Darren Helm–Andrej Nestrasil
Drew Miller–Joakim Andersson–Luke Glendening

Niklas Kronwall–Jonathan Ericsson
Brendan Smith–Danny DeKeyser
Kyle Quincey–Jakub Kindl

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