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Detroit Red Wings 5, Boston Bruins 3: Hampus Lindholm Leaves Early in B’s Loss

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The Boston Bruins were already without David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic, and Hampus Lindholm joins the mix as he left early (lower body) before the shorthanded B’s fell, 5-3, to the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday in the second game of a back-to-back.

Boston took the 2-0 lead though in the first period, as five minutes into the period Taylor Hall’s cross-ice pass was one-timed home by Erik Haula before a rebound found Brandon Carlo at the point — and Carlo wristed it past Alex Nedeljkovic for a shorthanded goal with five minutes to go in the period.

Detroit stormed back though, as the Wings got one back in the dying seconds of the first with a wrister that went top shelf past Jeremy Swayman. The game-tying goal came five minutes into the second when Mike Reilly’s defensive zone turnover turned into a rebound that Michael Rasmussen cashed in on. At 8:28 in the second Detroit then took the lead with Filip Zadina’s one-time shot that flew past the sprawling Swayman.

The Wings then padded their lead four minutes into the third when Jakob Vrana was forced to the outside on a zone entry but was somehow able to snipe it past Swayman to make it 4-2. With just under three minutes left and the net empty, Patrice Bergeron cut the deficit to one with a shot from the point. But, after multiple close chances, the Red Wings put it away with Sam Gagner’s empty netter with 47 seconds left.

With the win, Boston will receive a two-day rest before taking on the Lightning Friday night as they look ahead to the second half of their four-game road trip.

Out of town scoreboard; Atlantic Division, wild card standings

The Lightning did not play today. The Maple Leafs lost 7-6 in overtime to the Panthers today, meaning they picked a point.

2. TOR – 96 PTS, 70 GP
3. TB – 93 PTS, 69 GP
4. BOS – 93 PTS, 70 GP

1. BOS – 93 PTS, 70 GP
2. WSH – 84 PTS, 69 GP

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