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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Game 69: Bruins win a huge game against the Red Wings 6-3, are 33-31-5

Sorry this is a little late.

The Bruins needed a huge win, and they got just that! A 6-3 win over the 2nd best team in the west, Detroit. Dave Lewis had a game plan and he stuck to it. He decided not to play aggressively, but rather stay back, play cautious Defense, and prepare to make plays on offense, and it worked. This was a good win for Dave Lewis, who was a coach for Detroit since 1988 before coming to Boston. It was also a good win for Tim Thomas, who is from Flint Michigan and got to show off his skills to his family and friends in Detroit.

Five minutes into the game Reich and Bootland got into a fight and it immediately sparked the Bruins. Six seconds later, Marco Sturm's shot near the faceoff went in and the Bruins had the early lead. The Wings had some fight in the first period though, as they scored two goals in under a minute to retake the lead. Their first goal was on a blown defensive coverage and the second one was when the Wings had a power play and an open shooting lane led to a long drive going in the net.

The second period was all Bruins! Seven seconds in on a power play, Savard found Sturm who tied up the game. Then a little later, Petr Tenkrats rocket blast went into the net and the Bruins had the lead.

Early in the third period, Aaron Ward dumped the puck into the Red Wings zone. However the puck took a wierd bounce off the boards and Patrice Bergeron had a wide open empty net shot, which he took advantage of. Then later in the period, on the Power Play, Savard sent the puck to Sturm who managed to get the puck right in front of the net. Chuck Kobasew then put the pcuk home and the Bruins had a three goal lead. Detroit managed to score one more, and a puck bounced off of Kessel into the net, and the Bruins won 6-3.

This was a huge win. As of now though we're 7 points out with 13 games left. Go Bruins!

The Bruins next game is Thursday at home against Washington.


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