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April 24. 2014 11:30PM

Iginla lifts Bruins to OT win, 3-1 series lead


Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Detroit Red Wings in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

DETROIT — Right winger Jarome Iginla’s goal with 6:28 left in the first overtime period gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of the playoff series at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday night.

Boston takes a three games-to-one series lead. Game 5 is Saturday afternoon in Boston.

Iginla was credited with the goal that appeared to go in off the leg of Detroit defenseman Dan DeKeyser.

The Red Wings jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the second period, but the Bruins got one back in the second and equalized just 1:15 into the third.

Defenseman Niklas Kronwall and center Pavel Datsyuk each had a goal and an assist for Detroit. Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson was a late replacement for No. 1 goaltender Jimmy Howard, who came down with the flu during the pre-game skate. He made 37 saves in his first career playoff game.

Red Wings’ center and captain Henrik Zetterberg returned after being out since Feb. 8 (30 games), because of back surgery

Defenseman Torey Krug and left winger Milan Lucic scored in regulation for Boston. Goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots to earn the win.

Lucic tied it a 2 early in the third period when he was left side open in front of Gustavsson. It was Lucic’s second goal of the series.

Krug, who is from the Detroit suburb of Livonia, put the Bruins on the board and made it 2-1 with a power-play goal with 9:46 left in the second period. He beat Howard with a slap shot from the high slot area.

Datsyuk gave the Red Wings a 2-0 lead 4:27 into the middle period with his second goal of the series. Stationed at the side of the net, he put a pass from Kronwall — who was behind the net — into the empty side of cage.

The goal came about a minute after Gustavsson made a big save on Bruins center Gregory Campbell at the other end.

Kronwall opened the scoring with a power-play goal with nine minutes left in the first period. He beat Rask with a slap shot from the right point four seconds after Boston left winger Justin Florek went off with a double minor for highsticking. The goal was Kronwall’s first in 25 playoff games.

The Red Wings had been 0-for-9 on the power play in the series before the goal.NOTES: Boston C Patrice Bergeron is a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, which goes to the NHL’s top defensive forward. The other two finalists are Chicago C Jonathan Toews and Los Angeles C Anze Kopitar. .... LW Todd Bertuzzi replaced RW Tomas Jurco in the Red Wings’ lineup. ... Red Wings RW Daniel Alfredsson missed his second consecutive game due to a sore back. ... Boston assistant coach Doug Houda played with Detroit in the late 80’s and early 90’s. ... Detroit C Joakim Andersson was also a healthy scratch. ... Red Wings’ C Pavel Datsyuk’s wife gave birth to a little girl Wednesday while D Niklas Kronwall’s girlfriend delivered his son on Thursday afternoon.


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