The Boston Bruins needed to play like a desperate team Thursday night in order to keep breath in their playoff hopes and they did.
Torey Krug had a goal and two assists, Brad Marchand and Lou Eriksson each added a goal and an assist, and the Bruins held on for a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
The Bruins took a 3-0 lead on a slap-shot power-play goal from the top of the face off circle by Krug early in the second period.
A little over a minute later, Detroit got on the board when Alexy Marchenko muscled in a wrist shot.
Andreas Athanasiou scored with 1:23 left to cap the scoring.
Jimmy Howard had 21 saves for the Red Wings, who had a three-game win streak snapped.
The Red Wings wrap up the regular season tomorrow against the New York Rangers.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports