DETROIT (AP) — David Krejci and Reilly Smith both scored in regulation and again in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Wednesday night.
The Bruins outshot Detroit 35-18 in regulation, and Jimmy Howard made three key saves in overtime — the last to stop Torey Krug at point-blank range. Howard, though, couldn’t stop Krejci and Smith in the shootout, while neither Gustav Nyquist or Andrej Nestrasil could get their shots on net.
Nyquist tied the score at 2:56 of the third period, snapping a wrist shot past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to end Detroit’s streak of nine scoreless power plays. Tomas Tatar also scored for the Red Wings.
Boston had two great chances in the final minute of regulation, but Howard made a pad save on Dougie Hamilton, then knocked away Simon Gagne’s attempt to put in the rebound.
The Bruins got on the scoreboard to take advantage of Detroit’s neutral-zone turnover.
Krejci in alone against Howard and beat him on the glove side for his first of the season at 5:12 of the opening period.
Tatar tied it at 8:40, picking up a loose puck at the bottom of the face-off circle and beating Rask for his first of the year.
Rask stopped Luke Glendening on a breakaway early in the second period. Moments later, Howard made a point-blank save against Brad Marchand on a 2-on-1 break.
Smith then gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead with 6:29 left in the period, one-timing a pass from Patrice Bergeron for his second goal.
Nyquist’s tying score was his third goal in three games, including the Red Wings’ only two power-play goals.
Nyquist and Johan Franzen picked up back-to-back penalties, but Howard made four saves on the two power plays, making Detroit a perfect 10 for 10 on the penalty kill this season.
Flames 2, Blackhawks 1
CHICAGO — Jonas Hiller made 49 saves and Mikael Backlund scored at 4:35 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
Dennis Wideman also scored for the Flames, who were coming off a 3-2 win at Nashville on Tuesday.
The Blackhawks controlled the action for much of the night, enjoying a whopping 50-18 advantage in shots on goal.
But Hiller was outstanding and Backlund used a wrist shot to beat Corey Crawford on his glove side for his first goal of the season.
Andrew Shaw scored in the third period for Chicago, and Crawford had 16 saves.