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NHL Game Summary - Detroit at Boston



(Sunday, April 20th)

Final Score: Boston 4, Detroit 1

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Bruins' first goal of the 2014 playoffs came from an unlikely source.

Justin Florek snapped top-seeded Boston's scoreless drought in the first period Sunday after Jimmy Howard came out of the net to clear a puck and the Bruins scored three more goals for a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

The Bruins, after losing 1-0 on Friday, evened the best-of-seven series going into Game 3 on Tuesday in Detroit.

"I think we were a little bit better in all areas, from our breakouts with their pressure to the neutral zone, where we were able to get through that with a little bit more speed today than we did the last game," said Bruins head coach Claude Julien. "So we were able to put pucks in areas where we were able to get on them quick or get to the pucks first."

Reilly Smith, Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara also scored and Tuukka Rask made 34 saves, letting in just the one goal after a shot hit off Detroit center Luke Glendening's glove in the crease.

Florek, 23, was recalled from Providence of the AHL on Tuesday, just two days after he had been sent down.

The winger had one goal and two points in four regular season games -- his first in the NHL -- but was the first Bruin to solve Howard in the series after 67 minutes and 28 seconds.

It was a case of being in the right place at the right time -- near the left circle when Howard came way out of his net as a puck trickled into the slot.

Howard sent the puck off the boards to his right but it deflected right to Florek, who fired the puck just past Howard's outstretched pads as the goaltender scrambled to get back.

"It was a good present there," Florek said about his first career postseason marker coming with his mother in attendance. "It was good to get the team going. I think that was the biggest thing -- get some momentum in the building. So that was a big start for us."

Boston scored on half of its four power plays, the first man-up goal coming just a few minutes after Florek's goal in the first period when Smith snuck behind Howard in the crease after Patrice Bergeron's shot made it through traffic.

The Bruins were unable to get anything past Howard in Game 1, when he had 25 saves and Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal with 3:01 remaining. But Howard let in four goals in 29 shots Sunday while Rask pitched a shutout in two of the three periods.

"I just think you've got to decide what you want to do. Do you want to play like them or play like us?" Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said about his club's lack of discipline. "I just looked at the sheet here; we had one, two, three, four roughing calls. We haven't had four roughing calls this year. So you've got to do what you do, not what they do."

Glendening's left glove was in the right place 13:20 into the second period after Darren Helm made a move around Jarome Iginla for a shot in the right circle. The puck hit off Glendening's mitt and the goal was upheld after a review.

But the Bruins scored just under five minutes later after Lucic dropped a pass to Iginla and went to the crease, where he got it back and scored for a 3-1 lead.

Chara scored the second power-play goal 2:27 into the final period when he stuffed home a rebound from in close.

Game Notes

Detroit was 0-for-4 on the power play ... Iginla and Torey Krug each had two assists ... Boston had 18 shots in the first period ... Game 3 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

04/20 21:06:45 ET

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