Red Wings win a wild 6-5 game over the Bruins at Joe Louis Arena

Detroit and Boston two of the top teams in the Atlantic Division face off in NBC national game

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

15th February, 2016     0

The Detroit Red Wings squared off with the red hot Boston Bruins at the Joe Louis Arena on Sunday and it lived up to it's billing.   The NBC National Hockey Game of the Week was a high scoring contest between two of the top teams in the Atlantic Division.   The Wings would prevail with a 6-5 win over the Bruins at sold out Joe Louis Arena.   Now playing in the 38th season at the downtown location in the cramped building that gives one the feel of the original six hockey from days gone bye. 

Detroit raced out to a 4-2 lead only to see the Bruins come back to pull within one after two periods of play trailing 5-4.   The Bruins would open the third period and score a short handed goal to tie the game up at 5-5.   The the Red Wings would take the lead a few minutes later on a blistering shot by Henrik Zetterberg from just inside of the blue line to take a 6-5 lead.  That would end up being the final score with the third period turning into a defensive struggle for the balance of the game.

Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm and Henrik Zetterberg each would score two goals for the Wings to lead in the scoring department and with Justin Abdelkader picking up two assists.   The Red Wings now move to 29 wins and 18 losses and 9 OT games and moved to within two games of the Florida Panthers leading the Atlantic Division.    Detroit goes to face the New York Islanders in a President's Day game on Monday.


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