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Kronwall, Zetterberg, Tatar lead Red Wings to 6-1 win over Bruins

Wednesday, 11.27.2013 / 10:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Kronwall, Zetterberg, Tatar lead Red Wings to 6-1 win over Bruins

DETROIT - Niklas Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg, Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar each a goal and an assist in the Detroit Red Wings' 6-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

Justin Abdelkader and Drew Miller and also scored for Detroit. Johan Franzen had three assists, Joakim Andersson two assists and Jonas Gustavsson made 16 saves.

Jarome Iginla scored for Boston and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots.

Abdelkader opened the scoring at 11:49 of the first period when he put in a loose puck from the bottom of the left circle off the rush, 11 seconds after Detroit killed off a high-sticking penalty to Franzen. It was Abdelkader's third goal of the season.

The Red Wings scored three goals in less than four minutes in the second period.

Tatar made it 2-0 at 6:05 of the second period. He scored on a wraparound after carrying the puck from just outside the Red Wings' blue line and falling down and getting back up — while maintaining control of the puck — in the right circle. It was Tatar's third goal.

Zetterberg made it 3-0 at 8:47 when he scored from the left circle for his 11th goal. Kronwall scored on the power play, just 1:14 later.

Miller scored his second goal of the season at 8:38 of the third period and Nyquist got his third goal of the season with 2:53 remaining in the game.

Iginla spoiled Gustavsson shutout attempt with 2:25 left.

NOTES: Detroit C Pavel Datsyuk missed his second game after being elbowed in the face by Ottawa D Jared Cowen on Saturday night. Datsyuk has also been ruled out of Friday's game at the New York Islanders. ... Boston D Dennis Seidenberg didn't play due to a lower-body injury. . Red Wings RW Todd Bertuzzi missed his third game with an upper-body injury. ... Bruins D Torey Krug is from the Detroit suburb of Livonia and played at Michigan State. ... Detroit D Jonathan Ericsson signed a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension. ... Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson got his second consecutive start. ... Detroit D Brendan Smith went to the dressing room after falling into the boards shoulder-first early in the third period.

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