BOSTON (AP) — Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard looked like he had enough of Brad Marchand Authentic Blake Wheeler Jersey , looking to get at the Bruins‘ forward after getting slashed.The rest of his Red Wings teammates had enough of losing in Boston, too.Frans Nielsen scored his first goal of the season to break a tie with 8:07 left in the third period and Howard made 37 saves, lifting the surging Red Wings past the Bruins 4-2 on Saturday night.It snapped Detroit’s nine-game losing streak in TD Garden. It was the Red Wings’ first win here since Oct. 14, 2013. Also, the Bruins had gone 15-1-2 in their last 18 games overall against Detroit.“It’s been a tough place for us to play; really to come up with a point,” said Howard, who tried to square off with Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask after the exchange with Marchand.Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin had second-period goals, and Gustav Nyquist added an empty-netter for the Red Wings, who improved 11-4-1 in their last 16 games after opening the season with just one win (1-7-2) in their first 10.“This team’s done a lot where they’ve been physically intimadating over the years,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said “We want to do that. We have some bigger bodies now.”The Bruins were still trying to match the Red Wings’ hard checking despite missing two of their bigger defensemen: captain Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller http://www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com/authentic-adidas-bryan-little-jersey , both sidelined with injuries.“Everyone’s stepping up,” Marchand said. “We’ve still got some guys that can throw their weight around.”Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said some teams “could be” more physical against his team with some of the tougher player sidelined.David Backes and Ryan Donato had Boston’s goals, and Rask stopped 22 shots. The Bruins lost for just the third time in 12 home games this season.Nielsen, positioned in the slot, tipped Danny DeKeyser’s shot from the left point for his first goal since March 27th.Howard and Rask nearly squared off during a second-period scrum, but were stopped by the referees.Trailing 2-1 with the Bruins on a power play, Donato took a perfect cross-ice feed from David Pastrnak and beat Howard with a wrister inside the left post.Recalled from the minors before Thursday’s win over the New York Islanders after being sent down on Nov. 1, Donato scored the lone goal in the shootout.The Red Wings tied it 1-1 early in the second period when Bertuzzi tipped a shot over Rask.They took a 2-1 edge with 2:24 left in the period on Larkin’s power-play goal. Seconds after Anthony Mantha fired a shot squarely off the right post, Larkin scored off a rebound out of a scramble with Rask down in front of the crease.The Bruins had jumped ahead 1-0 on a gift goal late in the closing seconds of the opening period when Backes backhanded the puck toward the goal from along the boards and it hit Detroit defenseman Dennis Cholowski’s stick before bouncing over Howard into the net.Play became chippy late in the second period and escalated to both goaltenders leaving the crease and trying to square off during the scrum in front of the benches.It started when Marchand and Bertuzzi were jawing behind play and became heated when Marchand slashed at Howard’s blocker as the goalie was skating off for a delayed penalty. At that point, Howard tried to get at Marchand and Rask attempted skate at Howard. Both threw off their gloves and blockers Womens Connor Hellebuyck Jersey , but one referee each grabbed a goalie as the rest on the ice paired off without any punches thrown.“I was just going to go to the bench and he kind of slashed Howie,” Bertuzzi said.NOTES: Bruins D Charlie McAvoy gave an update during the first intermission on his concussion that’s sidelined him since mid-October. “I’m progressing well,” he said. He started skating with the team again in November, but didn’t give any idea when he’d be back, only saying “it’s still a day at a time.” … Boston D Brandon Carlo was back in the lineup after missing nine games with an undisclosed upper-body injury. . Detroit D Trevor Daley was sidelined with a lower-body injury he sustained in the last game. … Boston C David Krejci got up slowly and skated to the bench after a hard hit, but he returned for his next shift.UP NEXTRed Wings: Host Colorado on Sunday.Bruins: At Florida on Tuesday, their first of two straight road games in the Sunshine state. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Zdeno Chara picked a great time to score a milestone goal.Chara scored his 200th NHL goal and added an assist to help the Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 7-3 on Saturday night and clinch a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Earlier in the day, the Bruins announced the 42-year-old Chara signed a one-year, $2 million contract extension.The goal was his first since Feb. 18th at San Jose.“Anytime you reach a milestone it’s special Dmitry Kulikov Jersey ,” Chara said. “I’m not one of those guys that’s going to score another 100. It’s a pretty decent number for a guy who wasn’t supposed to play the game. It’s a big win for us to clinch the playoffs.”Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand also had a goal and an assist, and Steve Kampfer, Karson Kuhlman and Noel Acciari had the other goals for Boston. Danton Heinen had two assists and Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots and also had an assist as the Bruins won their fourth straight.Chara is in his 13th season with Boston and 21st in the NHL. He is the second-oldest active NHL player, behind Pittsburgh’s Matt Cullen.“I don’t care how long you played. It feels good to score a goal,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “We’re all happy for Z.”Vincent Trocheck, Mike Hoffman and Jayce Hawryluk scored for the Panthers, and Sam Montembeault finished with 32 saves.The Bruins took control with five goals in the second period.With Boston leading 2-1, Chara’s shot from the high slot beat Montembeault at 5:05. Kuhlman made it 4-1 as he grabbed the puck at the red line, skated in Youth Dustin Byfuglien Jersey , and fired a shot in at 6:38 for his second career goal.Hoffman grabbed a loose puck in the neutral zone, skated in and fired the puck past Halak at 10:04 to pull Florida to 4-2.Kampfer and Pastrnak scored 48 seconds apart to stretch the Bruins’ lead to 6-2 with 3:24 to go in the middle period.“We beat ourselves, 24 turnovers, and their first four goals came off our sticks on turnovers,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “It was stupidity and bad turnovers that ended up in the back of our net.”Trocheck scored a power-play goal at 3:57 of the third to get the Panthers within three.Bergeron’s empty-netter with 26.8 left capped the scoring.“It’s one of those things where we know we have to be better and we know that’s not good enough especially against good teams,” Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle said.Florida’s Aleksander Barkov landed face down on the ice after a collision with Chara with 3:04 left in the game but left under his own power.Acciari gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead 2:23 in. David Backes passed from behind the net to Acciari, who was alone in front and his shot got past Montembeault.Marchand doubled the lead when he took a feed from Bergeron from behind the net and shot the puck in from the low slot at 28 seconds of the second period.The Panthers answered 24 seconds later as Hawryluk one-timed the puck in from in front.NOTES: Chara is the 22nd defenseman in NHL history to score 200 goals. … Bruins D Connor Clifton recorded his first NHL point on Acciari’s goal. … Marchand has 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in his past 13 games. … The Bruins reached 100 points for the second straight season. … Yandle played his 900th NHL game.UP NEXTBruins: At Tampa Bay on Monday night.Panthers: At Toronto on Monday night.
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