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October 05. 2013 10:10PM

Krug scores as B's beat Wings

BOSTON - Torey Krug scored the first regular-season goal of his career and added an assist and Tuukka Rask made 25 saves as the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night.

Milan Lucic had two assists for the Bruins, who outshot the Red Wings 37-26.

Brad Marchand, Jordan Caron and Zdeno Chara scored their first goals of the season for the Bruins, who went 2-for-4 on the power play.

The Red Wings, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 win in overtime at Carolina the night before, started slowly and never recovered after Marchand and Caron scored in the second period to put Boston up 3-1.

Detroit was outshot 14-5 in the first period and lost for the first time this season.

Henrik Zetterberg scored Detroit's only goal, tying it at 1 with 3:11 left in the first period.

The Red Wings failed to score on two power plays, making them 0-for-5 in their first three games of the season.

Jimmy Howard had a busy night for Detroit, stopping 33 shots. Bruins fans focused on the ones that got by him and serenaded him with a chant of "How-ard!" as Boston's lead grew larger.

Krug, who scored in the playoffs but never in a regular-season game, gave Boston a 1-0 lead with 10:49 left in the first period when he fired a slap shot from just inside the blue line and beat Howard to put the Bruins up 1-0. Milan Lucic and David Krejci assisted and Zdeno Chara also helped with a sizable screen in front of Howard.

Chara added a power-play goal with 7:43 left in the third period for his first goal of the season on assists from Lucic and Krug.

Marchand scored just 36 seconds into the second period on a wrist shot inside the far post and Caron poked in a backhand pass from Reilly Smith in the slot to put Boston up 3-1 with 12:06 left in the second period.


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NOTES: Krug scored four playoff goals last spring but didn't have a regular-season goal in his career until he gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead 9:11 into the game. ... Krug's goal was the first on a power play this season for the Bruins, who were 0-for-3 in the season opener. ... Detroit was also 0-for-3 on the power play entering the game. ... The Bruins were outshooting Detroit 12-3 until Zetterberg's goal tied it 1-1 late in the first period. ... Rask and Howard tied for the NHL league last year in the lockout-shortened season with five shutouts each. ... With Detroit's transfer to the Eastern Conference, these two Original Six franchises are in the same division for the first time since both were in the East Division in 1972-73. ... Boston fans erupted into a cheer when the video board above the ice showed David Ortiz's home run that gave the Red Sox a 7-4 lead against Tampa Bay in the eighth inning of the American League Division Series.


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