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Datsyuk leads Red Wings past Bruins

Forward has two goals, passes 900 NHL points in win

by Paul Harris / Correspondent

Datsyuk's second goal of the game

BOS@DET: Datsyuk's second power-play goal of the game

2/14/16: Pavel Datsyuk wires a wrist shot from the slot past the right shoulder of Tuukka Rask for his second power-play goal of the game

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DETROIT - Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and an assist to surpass 900 points for his NHL career and Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist, including the game winner in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 6-5 win against the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday. 

"For me it's a big stepping stone, but it [doesn't] happen without lots of good players I am playing with," said Datsyuk , who has 902 points. "Lots of helping and supporting, and lots of teaching me, too. Lots of giving me advice. I appreciate all of them."

Datsyuk is the sixth Red Wings player with 900 points. The others are Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Alex Delvecchio, Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov. Each of the other five are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

Darren Helm scored twice for Detroit (29-18-9). Justin Abdelkader and Brad Richards each had two assists and Petr Mrazek, who celebrated his 24th birthday Sunday, made 17 saves. 

"It looked like 1986 not 2016. It was an interesting game," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "Obviously right off the bat, it was crazy. I thought from a process standpoint we actually did some good stuff. It just seemed like pucks kept going in the net both ways." 

Video: BOS@DET: Zetterberg nets second goal on deflection

Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist, defensemen Zach Trotman, Dennis Seidenberg, and forwards Loui Eriksson and Joonas Kemppainen scored for Boston (30-20-6). David Krejci had two assists and Tuukka Rask made 19 saves before being replaced in the second period by former Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson, who made 10 saves. 

"The power-play opportunities that they had, they got momentum back from those," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "Just a weird game." 

Zetterberg got the goal which broke a 5-5 tie 7:37 into the third period. Defenseman Danny DeKeyser's shot from the left point off a face-off went in off Zetterberg for his second goal of the game and 12th of the season. 

"It was a good face-off by (Datsyuk) and you know it just went right by me and a little deflection there," Zetterberg said. 

Video: BOS@DET: Zetterberg ties the game in the 1st

Detroit trailed 3-1 in the first period and led 5-3 in the second period. 

"Definitely frustrating any time you have a two-goal lead and give it up," Marchand said. "It's disappointing. But we were still able to come back and tie it up. They're a good team." 

Kemppainen's shorthanded goal tied the game 5-5, 38 seconds into the third period. He beat Mrazek from the left circle for his second goal this season. 

Seidenberg's first goal of the season, with 8:37 left in the second period, cut the Red Wings lead to 5-4. He scored from the point after Ryan Spooner won a face-off.

Video: BOS@DET: Seidenberg whistles one by Mrazek 

That came 22 seconds after Helm's second goal of the game and seventh goal of the season. He scored from the right circle. Rask was pulled in favor of Gustavsson after the goal. 

Datsyuk's second goal of the game and 11th of the season, came on the power play 6:38 into the second period and gave Detroit a 4-3 lead. He put in a shot from the high slot after moving around Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara.  

Helm's first goal of the game, 3:13 into the second period, tied the game 3-3. 

Marchand gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead eight seconds into the game. He beat Mrazek with a shot from the right circle, right off a face-off after it was won by Brett Connolly. It was Marchand's 28th goal which matches a career high, and stretched his goal streak to seven games. He also has a goal in 12 of his past 13 games. 

It was the fastest goal to start a game in Bruins franchise history. 

Video: BOS@DET: Marchand scores 8 seconds into the game

Zetterberg tied it 1-1, at 2:44 when he backhanded in a rebound. 

Julien challenged the goal claiming the play was offside going into the Boston zone but the review was inconclusive and the call on the ice stood. 

Trotman gave Boston the lead again 14 seconds later when he scored on a shot from the right point. It was his second goal. Eriksson made it 3-1 at 7:01, when he tipped in David Krejci's pass from in front of the net off the rush. It was Eriksson's 19th goal. 

Video: BOS@DET: Trotman fires from point for the lead

Datsyuk's power-play goal made it 3-2 with 5:14 left. He put in a rebound for 900th career point. 

It appeared Abdelkader tipped the puck above the goal post before it hit Rask and deflected to Datsyuk's stick, but Datsyuk was credited with the goal. 

"I don't know why the second goal wasn't reviewed by the league, but it look like it hit his stick," Julien said. 

Defenseman Xavier Ouellet made his season debut for Detroit after being recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League on Saturday. He replaced defenseman Jonathan Ericsson in the lineup, who didn't play because of a lower-body injury.

Video: Red Wings outduel Bruins in high-scoring affair

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