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Saturday, April 26th (All times Eastern)

Detroit Red Wings (1-3) at Boston Bruins (3-1), 3 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Bruins will try to win a fourth straight game and advance to the second round of the playoffs when they host the Detroit Red Wings in Saturday's Game 5 at TD Garden.

The Red Wings notched a 1-0 win in Boston to open this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, but the top-seeded Bruins have won three straight since Game 1 to push Detroit to the brink of elimination.

If the Bruins win on Saturday, they will head to the conference semifinals to face the Montreal Canadiens, who swept Tampa Bay in the first round. If Detroit wins, however, the Bruins and Wings will meet Monday at Joe Louis Arena for Game 6.

Boston has outscored the Red Wings by a 10-3 margin over the last three games, but Thursday's Game 4 meeting in the Motor City was a close battle. Jarome Iginla was credited with the game-winner just over 13 1/2 minutes into overtime, as the Bruins scored three unanswered goals en route to the 3-2 win victory.

Dougie Hamilton threw a shot on net from just above the right circle that tipped off Iginla's stick in the circle before deflecting in off Danny DeKeyser's leg in front to give the Bruins a commanding 3-1 lead in this best- of-seven series.

The marker was the 33rd of Iginla's playoff career, but it marked the first time the 36-year-old netted a postseason OT winner.

"It was a pretty fortunate goal, fortunate bounce," Iginla said of his game- winner. "An ugly one, but that seems to be how a lot of those are in OT."

Boston trailed 2-0 early in the second, but Torey Krug potted a power-play goal just past the midpoint of the frame before Milan Lucic lit the lamp 1:15 into the third to tie the tilt.

Tuukka Rask, who on Friday was named as one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, turned aside 35 shots for the Bruins.

Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall tallied a goal and an assist apiece for Detroit, which is one loss away from being eliminated in the first round for the second time in three years. The Red Wings were bounced out by Nashville in the opening round of the 2012 playoffs before losing in the second round to Chicago last spring.

The Red Wings played Thursday without No. 1 goaltender Jimmy Howard, who was a late scratch from Game 4 after coming down with a case of the flu. Jonas Gustavsson played well in a pinch, stopping 37 shots in his first career playoff start.

Gustavsson will get the start again on Saturday, as Howard has not recovered from his illness. Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said Howard could suit up as the backup, but Detroit recalled Jake Patterson in case he is unable to dress for Game 5.

Although the Red Wings were missing Howard in Game 4, Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg made his return from a 30-game absence and recorded one shot in just over 19 1/2 minutes of ice time. Zetterberg, who had back surgery on Feb. 21, saw his first NHL action since playing Feb. 8 in Tampa.

Zetterberg, who had 48 points on 16 goals and 32 assists in 2013-14 for Detroit, is hoping he can help his team extend the series on Saturday.

"It is steep, but we know it's tough to close out a series," Zetterberg said. "We just have to go and win a game and bring it back here."

Detroit forward Daniel Alfredsson has missed the last two games of the series with back spasms but expects to return for Game 5.

This series is the first playoff meeting between the Bruins and Red Wings since the 1957 Stanley Cup semifinals. The clubs spent decades playing in opposite conferences before Detroit moved to the East as part of the NHL's realignment plan for the 2013-14 season.

04/26 10:38:51 ET

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STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
NCSU 78
ND 81
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CHI 84
MIA 96
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CLE 108
OKC 98
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NOP 109
DAL 106
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ORL 99
IND 106
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PHO 100
LAC 120
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ATL 112
MIN 100
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TOR 114
DET 110
 
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SAN 101
MIL 95
4th
GSW 89
BOS 77
 
4th
DEN 84
WAS 87
 
1st
LAL 6
HOU 14
 
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UCONN 66
SFLA 53
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GT 62
BC 64
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VT 47
UVA 50
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OSU 82
IND 70
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UCF 46
CIN 56
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WICHS 74
DRAK 40
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STJ 68
DUKE 77
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MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
Final
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MAINE 70
 
Final
MAN 71
MON 64
 
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PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
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SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
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RIU 53
BONA 48
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BING 54
USB 61
 
Final
MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
Final
BUT 77
SHU 57
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SALA 55
YALE 72
 
Final
PITT 68
LOU 80
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ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
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GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
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NIAG 64
 
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TENST 55
BEL 63
 
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NCSU 78
ND 81
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VILL 71
CREI 50
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MD 68
NW 67
 
2nd
UTAH 57
WASH 39
 
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TEAMFOLI 12
TEAMTOEWS 17
Half
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IRVIN 19