By Dave Hart
Red Wings 6, Bruins 5 – The Red Wings defeated the Boston Bruins on Sunday afternoon in an offensive showdown.
Datsyuk surpassed 900 career points in his National Hockey League career.
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.