Detroit sports glance: Red Wings skate past Boston Bruins in a high-scoring contest

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Wings 6, Bruins 5 – The Red Wings defeated the Boston Bruins on Sunday afternoon in an offensive showdown.

LSJ Logo incertPavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg paced the Red Wings with two goals and one assist, while Darren Helm added two goals.

Datsyuk surpassed 900 career points in his National Hockey League career.

Justin Abdelkader, Alexei Marchenko and Danny DeKeyser chipped in with two assists each for Detroit.Eye on the D

The Bruins were led in a losing effort by Brad Marchand with a goal and an assist.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek picked up the victory, despite allowing five goals on 22 shots.

The Red Wings are now 29-18-9 on the season, good for 67 points and second place in the Atlantic Division. They are four points ahead of Pittsburgh for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will travel to Brooklyn to take on the New York Islanders on Monday afternoon.

Record: 29-18-9   67 pts

2nd Place in Atlantic Division (3 pts behind Florida)

4th Place in Eastern Conference (17 pts behind Washington)

4 pts ahead of Pittsburgh for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 49 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 58 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 74 pts

Next Game: 02/15/2016 @ New York Islanders 1:00 p.m. @ Barclays Center

Stats: Goals- Darren Helm 2 (7), Pavel Datsyuk 2 (11), Henrik Zetterberg 2 (12). Assists- Justin Abdelkader 2 (17), Alexei Marchenko 2 (7), Henrik Zetterberg (29), Datsyuk (22), Danny DeKeyser 2 (10), Xavier Ouellet (1), Kyle Quincey (5), Brad Richards 2 (13). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek W (22-10-5) 17 saves on 22 shots.

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