BOSTON (AP) — Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard looked like he had enough of Brad Marchand Adidas Matt Bartkowski 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 Adidas J.T. Brown Jersey , 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, 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 Adidas Adam Pelech Jersey , 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, 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 Adidas Thomas Hickey Jersey , 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. WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and Matt Niskanen had the winner in the Washington Capitals‘ 4-3 overtime victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.Ovechkin has six goals in six games to start the season after scoring 49 last season. He has 24 career goals against Henrik Lundqvist, his most against any goaltender in the NHL.Niskanen beat Lundqvist 2:18 into overtime, putting the puck into an empty net as Lundqvist lunged to try to stop the shot. John Carlson had Washington’s other goal.Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stopped 29 of the 32 shots he faced in arguably his best game of this season. One of his biggest saves came with time running out in the second period when he denied Kevin Hayes on a short-handed breakaway, and Ovechkin tied up Neal Pionk’s stick to prevent a rebound goal.Mika Zibanejad, Jimmy Vesey and Chris Kreider scored for New York.CANADIENS 3, BLUES 2MONTREAL (AP) — Brendan Gallagher scored with 11 seconds left to give Montreal its third straight victory.Gallagher tipped a loose puck past goalie Jake Allen after jumping on a bad giveaway by defenseman Colton Parayko in front of the net.Max Domi and Mike Reilly each scored their first goal of the season to help Montreal improve to 4-1-1. Carey Price made 23 saves after missing two games because of the flu.Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn scored for St. Louis Adidas Tom Kuhnhackl Jersey , and Allen made 20 saves. The Blues dropped to 1-3-2.FLAMES 5, BRUINS 2CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Frolik scored two goals to lead Calgary past Boston.Johnny Gaudreau collected his 100th NHL goal and rookie defenseman Juusu Valimaki scored his first for the Flames. Matthew Tkachuk added an empty-net goal.Mikael Backlund and Michael Stone each had two assists as Calgary won its second straight home game. Goaltender Mike Smith stopped 24 of 26 shots in the win.Patrice Bergeron had a goal and an assist for the Bruins. Brad Marchand also scored. Tuukka Rask turned away 24 shots in the loss.DUCKS 4, ISLANDERS 1ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Kesler scored twice to help Anaheim continue its hot start.Adam Henrique added a third goal for the Ducks and Hampus Lindholm an empty-netter in the final seconds. Anaheim is 5-1-1 this season.The Islanders fell to 2-3-0.Anaheim goalie John Gibson lost his shutout with 34.8 seconds left when Ross Johnson’s shot deflected off Casey Cizikas and then Anaheim’s Luke Schenn and into the net.Gibson stopped 34 of New York’s shots 35 shots. Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss turned away 21 of Anaheim’s 24 shots.
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