A lone goal by David Pastrnak wasn’t enough for Boston, the visiting Red Wings winning the game 2 – 1.
The Bruins continued their inconsistent run on Tuesday night, when the Detroit Red Wings came to TD Garden. As a matter of fact, the game against Detroit on Nov. 4th, was the last time the Bruins managed to string two winning games in a row, so hopes were high on Tuesday, when the Red Wings had to make the trek to Boston. Last time the two teams met on home turf, the Bruins laid down the spanking 1 – 5, alas this time the result was different.
The Bruins began the game handicapped with forwards Marchand (suspension) and Blidh (injury) not on the roster Tuesday. The first period was scoreless, with both teams having hard time finding shots on goal. Unfortunately for the Bruins, Detroit opened the scoring in the second, when Filip Zadina found the back of the net at 5:03. Hope came back for the Bruins faithful, when David Pastrnak leveled early in the third period. There were chances for Boston, albeit few and far between int he third, but Detroit defender Marc Staal capitalized on a Namestnikov and Lindstrom combination and scored the final goal of the game at 11:33.
With the loss against the Red Wings, the Bruins are now 11-8 for the season, #5 in the Atlantic Division, just below Detroit. Boston will travel to Nashville next, to face off the Predators on Thursday. The Predators are 11-9 and coming out of a 6-goal shout out win against the Blue Jackets, but the sportsbooks have the Bruins favorite at the moment, -125 on the money line.