Bruins Feast on Wings
Boston — Brad Marchand scored the tiebreaking goal 36 seconds into the second period and Tuukka Rask made 25 saves, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara each scored power-play goals, and Jordan Caron added an even-strength score for Boston, which won its season opener against Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings, who are in the same division with the Bruins after the NHL realigned following last season.
Detroit’s Ryan Howard, playing his third straight game, made 33 saves. The Red Wings were playing consecutive road nights after beating Carolina 3-2 in overtime.
On the opening shift of the second period, Marchand broke in and fired a wrist shot that caromed into the net off the far post, pushing Boston ahead 2-1.
Caron’s goal gave the Bruins a 3-1 edge midway into the second period. Reilly Smith backhanded a pass from the slot to Caron, who one-timed a shot past Howard from the top of the right faceoff circle.
Chara, playing in front of the net on the power play, collected a pass in front and the 6-foot-9 defenseman looked like a polished goal scorer, shifting around Howard before tucking a shot inside the right post midway into the third. Krug collected an assist.
Krug unloaded a slap shot from the left point that gave Boston a 1-0 lead midway into the opening period. It came just 15 seconds after Niklas Kronwall was sent off for holding.
The Red Wings tied it late in the period when Zetterberg collected a rebound in front and slipped a shot by Rask inside the right post. The score came after a pass along the boards appeared to hit a glove on Detroit’s bench and dropped to the ice. The Bruins briefly stopped while the Red Wings broke out with the puck.
Rask made a nice sliding stop on Justin Abdelkader’s bid from in close a few minutes before Zetterberg’s goal.
Notes: It was Krug’s first regular season goal. He had four in his first five playoff games last spring. ... Bruins F Carl Soderberg was out with an injured ankle. ... Howard entered 3-0 with a 1.62 goals against in his career versus Boston. ... The Bruins and Red Wings meet in TD Garden again on Columbus Day. ... Boston F Milan Lucic is two goals shy of 100 for his career. ... David Ortiz’s second homer of the Red Sox-Rays ALDS game was shown on the Jumbotron late in the second period, drawing a huge roar from the TD Garden crowd. The final out was also shown, with a louder response. ... Boston’s Smith played against his brother — Red Wings D Brendan Smith.
Canadiens 4, Flyers 1
Montreal — Lars Eller scored his third goal in two games and Brendan Gallagher got his second to help Montreal beat Philadelphia.
Carey Price stopped 22 shots, Brian Gionta and Rene Bourque added goals for Montreal, and Alex Galchenyuk had his second two-assist performance in two games to start the season.
Blue Jackets 3
Islanders 2 (so)
Uniondale, n.y. — Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and Columbus rallied from two goals down in the third period to spoil New York’s home opener.
Penguins 4, Sabres 1
Pittsburgh — Sidney Crosby and Chuck Kobasew each scored his second goal of the season and Marc-Andre Fleury was nearly perfect again, making 20 saves to lead Pittsburgh over Buffalo.
Craig Adams also scored his second goal and Chris Kunitz converted a penalty shot to help the Penguins open 2-0 for the third straight season. Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen added two assists and forward Pascal Dupuis, playing in his 800th game, also had an assist.
Fleury has sparkled through two games, turning aside 47 of 48 shots. He earned his 250th career victory and 24th shutout with a 3-0 win Thursday against New Jersey.
Thomas Vanek spoiled Fleury’s bid for another shutout at 15:06 of the third period.