Red Wings-Bruins quick take: egg-laying made easy as Bergeron scores 4 against Larkin-less Wings

The Detroit Red Wings played their 11th game and second of 11 in 17 nights opposite the Boston Bruins, who were only playing in their 8th game of the season.

The Red Wings played without Dylan Larkin, who is away from the team for personal reasons, but Tyler Bertuzzi returned from self-imposed COVID exile to assist the team’s efforts.

The Red Wings laid another egg, surrendering a natural hat trick and a total of 4 goals to Patrice Bergeron alone as the Wings lost 5-1 to Boston. It was a dreadful night for a 4-5-and-2 Red Wings team that is now 0-3-and-1 over its past 4 games, and the Fire Blashill train was full tonight.

The Wings just seem to miss their oomph without Dylan Larkin, and here’s hoping that whatever ails him or his family comes to a positive conclusion, because Detroit needs its captain back as soon as he is able to return.

The teams iced the following lineups, with the Red Wings scratching Danny DeKeyser and Givani Smith:

Lineup in Boston. #DETvsBOS | #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 4, 2021

The lines will look like this.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 4, 2021

The starters and scratches were as follows…

In the 1st period…

Michael Rasmussen, Adam Erne and Vladislav Namestnikov drew in vs. Haula, Lazar and DeBrusk, with Leddy and Hronek on defense for the Wings, and Lazr cheated from the start, and won the draw as a result.

The Bruins chipped and chased, Detroit cleared the zone as Erne was able to tip the puck out, Boston went right back in on a dump and chase, and Detroit had to clear once, twice, and a third time before Moritz Seider helped the Wings change line, and Seider bumped Marchand as he skated in and fired the first shot in on Greiss some 45 seconds into the 1st period.

Mitchell Stephens then got away with a hack on Pastrnak, and the Wings went top line vs. top line match-up wise.

The Bruins tried to get away from the Fabbri-vs.-Perfection line match-up, and as a result, Fabbri hit the goalpost off a set-up from Tyler Bertuzzi…

Detroit’s top line continued opposite Charlie Coyle and company, and they had a good, long shift that was complicated by some fumbling by Troy Stecher and Marc Staal in their own zone, resulting in a Bruins shot attempt that the Wings were able to clear.

Zadina, Veleno and Suter took to the ice just under 3 minutes in, and Joe Veleno was tripped…

Resulting in a penalty to Erik Haula for tripping at 2:55 of the 1st period.

On the power play, Detroit lost the initial deep faceoff, chased down the puck in their own zone, and Seider fed the puck to Raymond, who chipped and chased and got hit;

Seider had to regroup at center, however, with Zadina, Gagner, Raymond and Bertuzzi, and when the trio was able to enter the offensive zone, Zadina’s shot was tipped over the net;

50 seconds into the PP, Rasmussen, Hronek, Suter, Leddy and Fabbri worked together on the 2nd unit, pushed the puck into Boston territory, and Hronek chose to pass instead of shooting, but the Wings did work the cycle game, forcing Swayman to make a stop on a Leddy shot some 4:40 into the 1st period.

Hronek also got high-sticked in the face, sans call, so Boston was afforded a break as well as a clear, and Detroit’s power play was in disarray for the final few seconds thereof.

Veleno worked with Erne and Namestnikov thereafter, and Greiss grabbed a Taylor Hall chip-in with 5:23 gone in the 1st.

Both teams settled in with the Rowney-Stephens-Gagner line working together for their first shift, some 5:45 into the 1st, and they struggled to some extent with the Bruins’ aggressive forecheck;

Rasmussen took a tumble on the forecheck as the ice wasn’t great in Boston, either;

Detroit then got backed in, and Boston sent a shot in on Greiss that was repelled as the Perfection Line of Marchand, Bergeron and Pastrnak took over, cycled and stole the puck from Staal and Stecher, with Bertuzzi getting distracted by Marchand…

The B’s continued to cycle, but Pastrnak passed instead of shot, and Detroit got lucky as the cycle stopped and Detroit cleared the zone…

With Bertuzzi bothering Marchand as the first TV timeout hit at 7:48.

At said timeout at 7:48, the shots were 4-2 Boston, attempts 6-4 Boston; hits 7-1 Boston, if you believe the stat; giveaways 1-1, takeaways 1-1, blocked shots 1-1, faceoffs 3-2 Boston (40%).

When play resumed, we were told that Bertuzzi and Marchand chirped each other throughout the TV timeout;

Zadina was using a new stick, and he worked with Suter and Veleno, doing a good job of cycling the puck deep, but Seider could not hold the puck in, and Boston regrouped, skated in, and Craig Smith and Charlie Coyle worked the puck to the point, where Hronek blocked the shot but did not clear it;

Boston cycled, sent the puck deep as the Hall line worked down low, and Smith jabbed the puck on Greiss and hacked at him a couple of times.

Again, no harm, no foul.

Boston’s Perfection Line then worked quite well vs. the Red Wings’ 4th line, cycling for a good 20 seconds before the Wings cleared the zone and tried to change, with Gagner firing a shot wide off a Bruin as Erne came out to help Gagner and Rowney;

Erne raced in but missed the net 1-on-1;

Oesterle was not helping Seider very much, but he was steadier than DeKeyser.

Erne and Namestnikov nearly smeared a Bruin in the corner, but Namestnikov lost his helmet, did not go directly to the bench, and he was penalized.

Namestnikov sat at 10:58 of the 1st period for playing without a helmet.

At the second TV timeout, shots were 6-1 Boston, attempts 10-5 Boston, hits 10-3 Boston, giveaways 4-1 Detroit, takeaways 3-1 Detroit, blocked shots 2-1 Detroit, faceoffs 5-2 Boston.

On the penalty-kill, Detroit lost the initial faceoff, Boston cycled, and McAvoy set up Marchand, who sent the puck to Bergeron, who scored easily over Griess’s blocker.

Bergeron scored at 11:03 from Marchand and McAvoy. 1-0 Boston.

On the post-goal shift, Detroit was backed in, Boston cycled, Seider had to be bailed out by Greiss, Veleno, Zadina and Suter really struggled amidst some dangerous hits by the Bruins, and Detroit changed lines, bringing out Fabbri, Raymond and Bertuzzi…

Opposite the Bruins’ fourth line, centered by former Wing Tomas Nosek, Tyler Bertuzzi at least got a scoring chance in on Swayman from the slot;

The Wings lost the next faceoff, but Raymond and Bertuzzi helped the Wings hold the puck in, Hronek and company stopped the puck, Fabbri was passed the puck and he sent the puck to Bertuzzi, who was stopped again in tight vs. Swayman.

Leddy and Hronek were often paired up vs. the Perfection Line, this time working with Rasmussen, Namestnikov and Erne, and that particular line was very physical, affording Stecher a wide shot;

Greiss played the puck out with 6:35 remaining, and Boston kept hitting and kept hitting, jarring the Wings off the puck;

Boston continued to crash, bang and mash vs. the Red Wings’ fourth line, and Boston took over the puck with ease, pushed it deep in the Wings’ zone, and Stephens, Gagner and Rowney were walked around, Grzelcyk hit the post, Detroit regrouped, and Boston set up again;

Leddy and Hronek surrendered another rush to the Perfection Line, which set up Grzelcyk for another great chance on Greiss;

Detroit could not clear the zone, and Boston cycled, cycled, McAvoy fed Pastrnak, Leddy tripped McAvoy, and the Bruins headed to the power play again.

Leddy headed off for tripping at 16:14 of the 1st.

On the penalty-kill, with Boston leading in shots 9-3…

Boston won the initial faceoff, McAvoy and Marchand worked the perimeter, Hall was blocked off, McAvoy fed Bergeron, Pastrnak worked McAvoy to Marchand, and Greiss stopped him;

The B’s continued and Bergeron nearly set up Marchand for a goal, but Marchand fanned on the shot;

Detroit really got walked on the PK, and Greiss made another big stop.

Boston won the next faceoff, Rasmussen blocked a shot and Seider chipped the puck down ice;

Detroit was NOT fronting the Bruins’ players, and NOT blocking passes with active sticks, so Boston was getting free chances; Hall just fanned on the shot near Greiss’ glove side, and Detroit was able to clear.

Boston was at least stoood up at the Wings’ line by Staal, but his pinch afforded the B’s a 3-on-2, Leddy exited the box, Greiss made a big stop, and Boston cycled, with DeBrusk feeding a pass to a teammate who got a good shot off on Greiss.

Boston had Detroit on the ropes, and Greiss made ANOTHER stop before Detroit was able to clear the puck at 18:55.

Detroit was able to clear the puck to center ice, and Raymond stole the puck, fed it to Bertuzzi, and his backhand pass was blocked by Carlo;

Raymond, Fabbri and Bertuzzi worked the puck deep, but Boston regained possession, as was the case for most of the period, and Detroit had to work very hard to turn the puck over and watch Pastrnak steal it from Raymond, ending the first period.

Close battle in Boston. #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 4, 2021

Through 20 mins in Boston. #DETvsBOS— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 4, 2021

Here are the edited stats after 1 as the Bruins’ stat-keepers changed some numbers.— George Malik (@georgemalik) November 4, 2021

Shots were 11-3 Boston in the 1st. Attempts 22-9 Boston; hits 14-8 Boston; giveaways 6-2 Detroit; takeaways 6-2 Detroit; blocked shots 4-1 Detroit; faceoffs 10-4 Boston (29%).

Bally Sports Detroit had the possession numbers at 46% for Detroit, 54% for Boston, 4:44 of offensive zone time for Boston and 2:43 of offensive zone time for Detroit.

In the 2nd period…

The 2nd period began with Rasmussen’s line opposing the Lazar line, and while the Wings won the opening faceoff, the Bruins got the first shot on goal only 30 seconds in, Boston cycled deep and worked the puck around the perimeter, Haula afforded Boston a big shot as big hits were being laid, and Boston regrouped in its own zone after Detroit cleared, in total control of the puck.

1:30 into the 2nd, the Wings continued to struggle with Boston’s physical play, and as a result, Boston set up in the Wings’ zone again, cycled, Hall’s line pushed the upck to the point, and Greiss had to “snow angel” to stifle a rebound.

1:59 into the 2nd, Detroit looked to be struggling mightily vs. the Bruins’ size and strength.

The Wings started the Fabbri line with Staal and Stecher opposite the Perfection Line, but Boston won the faceoff, once, twice, cycled, had a shot blocked by Staal, a Greiss save on Forbort, Boston cycled and regrouped at center, and Greiss had to gobble up a 2nd shot attempt before the Wings changed–and Boston delayed.

Suter, Zadina and Veleno iced the puck, lost a faceoff, and afforded Boston a cycle-and-shot play from the point;

Mostly, Detroit was able to chip pucks out to center ice, but not much further, and that was frustrating;

Hronek was given a Bronx Cheer when he got the Wings’ first shot of the 2nd with 3:15 gone in the 2nd. Swayman made an easy stop on the point shot.

Boston did turn the puck over to Raymond, Bertuzzi and Fabbri in the B’s end, affording Detroit a cycle, but the Wings had to regroup at center, Raymond chipped, and Boston cleared the zone with ease;

Seider and Raymond were trying to spark the Wings’ offense, Namestnikov worked hard with Erne and Rasmussen on a good cycle, and Staal pinched to help Rasmussen attempt a wrap;

Namestnikov fired a shot wide;

Detroit began to possess the puck in the offensive zone, with Namestnikov, Rasmussen and Staal working the perimeter, and the first real shift of the game for the Red Wings’ offense ended at 5:15;

Boston came in 3 on 1, and Greiss made a BIG stop on Haula;

At the other end, Leddy, Hronek, and the 4th line got caught cheating, and Carlo sent a shot high and wide of the net 2 on 1;

Leddy chugged the puck up ice and dropped it to Rowney, whose shot attempt was blocked;

6:10 into the 2nd, Leddy, Zadina, Veleno and Suter were blocked by Craig Smith, but Seider held the puck in, Carlo was stripped of the puck, and Seider made a fine pinch, but the Bruins blocked off the play;

Veleno worked hard on a physical forecheck, Oesterle got a shot in on Swayman, and Boston had to ice the puck at 6:57;

The Wings’ top line took to the ice for the next draw, and Raymond, Fabbri and Bertuzzi tried to establish a cycle;

When they could not, Staal and Stecher helped Raymond feed Stecher, he fanned on his shot, and the B’s cleared the zone, but iced it;

Detroit was able to regroup after a B’s faceoff win and evade an icing, but Marchand nad Pastrnak schooled Leddy, Bergeron fed Pastrnak with an open net, and he FANNED ON THE ATTEMPT;

Boston regrouped at center, and Griess had to toe away a Marchand shot;

Zadina lost his helmet off a hit, and he had to exit the ice;

With 11:15 remaining in the 2nd, Hronek, Gagner and Suter cycled;

Boston went the other way 3 on 2, but was stopped by Oesterle and Seider;

Boston set up, dumped, chased, and Detroit negated the B’s, with Mitchell Stephens racing in for a single shot that was tipped wide of Swayman;

And, of course, Tyler Bertuzzi and Lucas Raymond stole the puck from the B’s defense, skated in 2 on 1, and Bertuzzi was called for hacking the stick out of Charlie McAvoy’s hands at 9:39 of the 2nd period.

On the penalty-kill, the Perfection Line and Hall set up vs. Stephens, Gagner, Stecher and Staal, and the Wings won the initial faceoff and cleared the zone;

The Wings parried the Bruins’ second possession attempt, and pushed Boston back deep into its own zone;

Rasmussen and Namestnikov won the draw to Hronek, whose shot was blocked;

And Boston set up.

Detroit was doing a better job of answering the Bruins’ physicality with some of their own, and Namestnikov and Rasmussen were able to clear the zone;

But Marchand fed Bergeron in the slot off a cycle attempt in deep, and Bergeron made no mistake, scoring the 2-0 marker off Greiss.

Power play Patrice. 🚨— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 5, 2021

Bergeron made it 2-0 from Hall and Marchand at 10:52 of the 2nd.

On the bump-up shift, Zadina, Veleno and Suter did a good job of cycling deep, and Seider rammed Nosek fairly heavily, but Boston cleared the zone, and Detroit had to change lines as Boston iced the puck at 12:01.

Boston won the draw, skated into the Wings’ zone, and cycled hard, with Raymond, Bertuzzi and Fabbri countering, and they fumbled the puck behind the B’s net, affording Boston an easy clear;

Rasmussen did hit Connor Clifton pretty heavily;

Erne wrapped and spun the puck deep, sent a shot wide on a rush, and forced Boston into an icing call;

But DeBrusk blocked a shot, and Haula raced in on a breakaway, only to be stopped by Greiss;

Boston generated another scoring chanced off the Perfection Line working against Veleno, Suter and Zadina, but Seider stood up and stopped a B’s chance;

Detroit continued to work the puck deep on a better and more consistent basis as the period began to wane, and Gagner got off a good shot on a pass from Seider that Swayman had to stifle;

Oesterle and Seider were doing a good job as well, overall, at least, and when Taylor Hall was called offside at 14:57, the B’s crowd booed the refs.

When play resumed, the shots were 9-3 Boston;

Bertuzzi tried to wrap a flip pass around a Bruin, and then he fed Lucas Raymond for the Wings’ best chance of the night.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 5, 2021

Tyler Bertuzzi sets up Lucas Raymond beautifully with a no-look pass, but the Red Wings just can’t buy one tonight #LGRW— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) November 5, 2021

It was stopped by Swayman.

Detroit’s top line at least gave the Wings some fits, but Taylor Hall also skated into the Wings’ zone alone, and had to be blocked off Filip Hronek’s stick to ensure that the Bruins didn’t generate yet another scoring chance on Greiss.

With 4 minutes remaining in the 2nd, the Wings flipped the puck out of play off a faceoff, and the Rasmussen line worked with Stecher and Staal, and instead of clearing the zone, they fumbled the puck to the Hall line, with Hall jabbing Greiss after he made a save.

Detroit then surrendered a chance to the Coyle line, with Greiss making a big stop;

Rasmussen won a defensive zone draw, Detroit chipped and chased, Namestnikov and Erne fed Oesterle, who sent the puck to Seider, and Seider’s shot on Swayman was met with a stop–and some physicality from Namestnikov, who had a burr under his saddle.

Zadina, Suter and Veleno worked the next shift, and Oesterle and Seider set the tone offensively, forcing the B’s to challenge a couple of dump-in plays;

With 2:35 remaining, the B’s took over, and Nosek was stood up by Staal, Fabbri and company came over the boards, Seider bumped a Bruin, and Kuhlman drew a penalty on Seider by driving to the net hard with 2:12 remaining.

On the PK, the Red Wings blocked a couple of Bergeron attempts as the Bruins won the initial faceoff, and Pastrnak’s shot was gobbled up by Greiss with Hall screening the Red Wings’ goaltender.

Stephens drew in vs. Bergeron, battled the draw back to Stecher, he and Oesterle worked together, and Greiss made a big stop on a “bumper” tip by Bergeron;

Marchand, Bergeron and McAvoy cycled…

And Patrice Bergeron scored a natural hat trick off a slot shot that Greiss should have anticipated.

Bergeron nets the hat trick with his third power-play goal of the night. It is raining, and it is pouring, on the Red Wings in Boston tonight #LGRW— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) November 5, 2021

There’s really no stopping Bumper Bergy.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 5, 2021

It’s a natural hat trick for Patrice Bergeron! 🤩🧢

All three on the power play too.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 5, 2021

Bergeron scored the natural hat trick goal from Marchand at 18:45 of the 2nd. 3-0 Boston.

Detroit needed to get out of the 2nd period down by 3 or fewer.

Boston won the initial draw, set up in Detroit’s zone, despite Raymond’s best efforts, and Boston sent a shot in on Greiss that he stopped…

Raymond exited the ice after taking a pass that got deflected off the face…

Hopefully Lucas Raymond is all right for the 3rd. #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 5, 2021

And Boston fired the final shot of the period wide of Greiss.

Through 40. #DETvsBOS— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 5, 2021

2nd period stats. Detroit down 3-0 to Boston on a night that the Red Wings have the Red Wings to blame for this situation.— George Malik (@georgemalik) November 5, 2021

Have to find some offense in the 3rd. #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 5, 2021

In the 3rd period…

With Lucas Raymond on the bench, at least, the Red Wings began the 3rd period icing the Rasmussen line as its starting trio again, with Oesterle and Seider as the defensive pairing.

Detroit lost the initial draw, cleared the zone, and Rasmusssen was ridden off the puck;

The Wings stole the puck at center, and Namestnikov was tripped, affording the Red Wings a power play as Connor Clifton sat for tripping at 24 seconds of the 3rd period.

Detroit lost the initial faceoff on the PP, Seider worked the puck up ice himself, chipped it in, Detroit chased, Zadina, Gagner, & company lost it to Brandon Carlo…

And Seider set up in Detroit’s zone again.

The Bruins blocked Detroit and cleared the zone again;

Greiss moved the puck to Zadina, to Raymond in the slot, and he was steered wide;

With 1:00 remaining in the PP, Detroit’s Leddy dropped the puck to Fabbri, he fed Rasmussen, Fabbri went deep to Hronek, Suter sent it to Rasmussen, Detroit cycled, Suter put the puck off a Bruin, and DeBrusk had to be stopped by a puck-poking Greiss 1 on 2.

Leddy fed Hronek, he fed Suter, and his shot was tipped wide.

That was the power play.

Stecher almost got caught as a sixth man on the ice as the teams returned to even strength.

Detroit looked preoccupied with answering the Bruins’ physical play, and while Detroit was assembling some sort of attack, the Bruins were doing a good job of blocking Detroit’s passes and shots, and generally mucking up the works.

The ice was covered by Bruins players, and when Seider got a rare shot in on Swayman, he gobbled it up, too.

3:27 into the 3rd period, the Raymond-Fabbri-Bertuzzi line lost a faceoff, cycled at center via Leddy, who was tackled, and regrouped in the Wings’ zone, with Hronek feeding Fabbri, but Bertuzzi was offside.

Boston was putting the defensive hammer down on Detroit, 4 minutes into the 3rd period, and Detroit was really struggling to generate offense.

Veleno fired a puck wide of swayman;

Oesterle and Seider hopped over the boards, with Seider sending the puck wide;

Veleno looked OK;

Greiss blockered a shot and afforded Boston a wide chance off Nosek;

At the other end of the ice, Stecher fed Staal, and Zadina tried to tip the puck working with Gagner, but he was unable to tip it in;

Stecher fed the puck deep to Zadina, skating with Stephens and Gagner, and Detroit was blocked off into the netting.

Detroit put some of its lines into a blender, but the Namestnikov-Rasmussen-Erne line remained together…

And Namestnikov got shaken up in a heavy board battle with Carlo;

Bertuzzi-Fabbri-Raymond played against the Perfection Line, and drew a penalty…

As Pastrnak headed to the penalty box with 13:52 remaining in regulation, sitting for high-sticking.

On the power play…

Rasmussen, Hronek, Leddy, Suter and Fabbri worked together, lost the initial draw, and set up deep in the Bruins’ zone, struggled as Marchand chugged up shorthanded, and the Wings fumbled the puck, Hronek got tripped…

And the Red Wings got a 1:10 5 on 3 as Bergeron tripped Hronek with 13:01 remaining.

Detroit called timeout, and Alex Tanguay chatted with his players.

Bertuzzi, Fabbri, Raymond, Seider and Hronek set up, won the opening draw, Seider and Hronek worked the perimeter with Raymond, Bertuzzi went to the net, and Hronek’s one-timer was blocked;

Hronek held the puck in for Bertuzzi, he fed Seider, to Fabbri, to Seider, to Fabbri, to Seider, bad pass, regained Seider, to Raymond, to Hronek, he fired it to RAYMOND WHO SCORED.

Lucas Raymond Power Play Goal 🚨— Woodward Sports Network (@woodwardsports) November 5, 2021

Sensational rookies Lucas Raymond (5th goal) and Moritz Seider (9th assist) hook up for this power-play goal. Filip Hronek also assisting. #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 5, 2021

Lucas Raymond scored the 3-1 goal on the 5-on-3, from Hronek and Seider, at 7:46.

On the 5 on 4, Suter was dumped by McAvoy, and Boston raced in as Lazar was stopped by Bradley jammed the rebound in to give the Bruins a shorthanded goal and a 4-1 lead.

Mike Reilly with his first goal since Jan. 28, 2020 — and his first as a Bruin.

4-1 Bruins.— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 5, 2021

Boston scored shorthanded to make it 4-1 at 8:10. Mike Reilly from Lazar and Nosek.

So Detroit continued on the PP for a bit, with Raymond, Zadina, Fabbri, Bertuzzi and Seider, and the quintet struggled to send the puck in, but Fabbri stole it, found Raymond, but found his pass tipped as well…

And that was that for the PP.

DeBrusk was stopped by Greiss on another shorthanded rush…

And Greiss had to grab another rebound, too, as the Wings looked awful on the defensive end of their power play.

Detroit just had a rough go over the next couple of minutes, with Boston buzzing in the Red Wings’ zone, especially when the Perfection Line was out opposite Veleno…

Who chipped the puck out of play in his own zone with 9:26 remaining. PK time.

On the penalty-kill, Boston set up, generated a scoring chance off the faceoff, and Stephens, Gagner, Hronek and Staal did their best to clear the puck and get off the ice 30 seconds in;

Boston continued and Hall raced in, only to be stifled by a stick from Nick Leddy;

Seider came out to help Rasmussen and Namestnikov clear the zone;

McAvoy sent the puck deep, but was blocked off;

Boston’s Perfection Line remained on the ice, worked the perimeter, and Staal lost the puck, but Hronek cleared it himself, skated in, dropped for Gagner, and he swept a shot in on Swayman that he had to hold…

But not before 3 B’s attacked Gagner. Hronek didn’t enjoy that and he went after Grzelyck…Hronek and Grzelyck sat with 7:46 remaining/12:14 elapsed for “unsportsmanlike conduct” and “roughing,” respectively.

The play would be 5 on 5 after the PK ended.

Boston’s was able to generate another scoring chance on Greiss before their power play ended.

Stephens, Staal, Seider and Gagner actually worked together for the final portion of the PK, and the Bruins looked for more scraps after the whistle, but Seider would not be bullied.

After the PK expired, the Red Wings put Bertuzzi, Fabbri and Raymond on the ice, and the trio at least chipped and chased, but the Bruins picked them off, and DeBrusk and company generated a fine scoring chance as Lazar had to be stopped by Greiss;

With 6:15 remaining, Clifton fed Nosek for a close opportunity that was chipped wide;

Zadina, Seider, Bertuzzi and Suter worked together with Leddy to clear the zone;

The Veleno line came over the boards with 5:30 remaining, and Seider got a good chance off, but his shot was blocked, and Seider had to push Charlie Coyle off the puck;

Seider may have been Detroit’s best player on the night.

Veleno then helped Rasmussen, Namestnikov and ultimately Erne set up, chip and chase, regroup at the blueline, and cycle deep, but Boston would emerge with the puck;

Bergeron then scored his 4th goal from Marchand.

Patrice Bergeron buries his fourth goal of the night.

Ho hum.— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 5, 2021

A no-look pass from Marchand found Bergeron ready to send a squeaker through Greiss at 15:52. Reilly got the other assist.

Detroit wasn’t able to do much after the goal against; the Raymond line struggled to get the puck to center ice, and Greiss had to gobble up a puck;

With 2:54 remaining, after a TV timeout, Detroit’s Seider was held up by a Bruin in front, and Boston was able to cycle as a result, with Seider ultimately bumbling a check and regrouping;

Detroit could not clear the zone, however, and by the time Tyler Bertuzzi fed the puck to Robby Fabbri for a rare shot, 2:02 remained in regulation.

The line of Suter, Zadina and Veleno did no better;

With 1:30 remaining, Veleno did steal the puck, but his shot was blocked wide, and Detroit struggled to be tied up against the boards as they jabbed for the puck;

In the final minute, Boston forced Rowney, Stephens and Gagner to struggle to clear the zone as well, and Boston rode out the clock with a final shot on Greiss and some zone time in the Wings’ zone.

The game ended at 9:39 EDT.

Back to work Saturday in Buffalo. #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 5, 2021

Final.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 5, 2021

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