Bruins seek faster start vs. Red Wings

David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins will look to get off to a better start than in their comeback win against Vancouver when they host the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.Pastrnak scored with 3:24 remaining to lift the Bruins over the Canucks in a 3-2 home win on Sunday. Boston trailed 1-0 in the first and 2-1 after two periods.The win was Boston’s fifth in seven games to steady the ship after dropping two of their prior three before Sunday.Brad Marchand assisted on Pastrnak’s winner and netted his team-leading ninth goal to tie it earlier in the third.”When things aren’t going your way, you need to create energy,” Marchand said. “We haven’t been able to string together too many real good 60-minute efforts, but I think that we’ve got to be happy with the way that we were resilient in the third.”Marchand increased his point total to a team-best 24, but he also received a three-game suspension for slew footing Oliver Ekman-Larsson, leaving the Bruins without their top scorer.And Anton Blidh scored his first of the year to open the scoring in the first period for Boston, but left Sunday’s game with an upper-body injury after taking a hit later in the game.Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Monday that Blidh will not be available against Detroit, but he did not think the injury would keep him out long-term.On the more positive end of things, Linus Ullmark recorded 36 saves in his first start since being a late scratch with a minor injury before last Wednesday’s game at Buffalo.Ullmark is 5-0-2 with a .940 save percentage and a 1.94 goals-against average in seven prior games versus Detroit.Detroit is back on track by following four straight losses with back-to-back wins against St. Louis last Wednesday and Buffalo on Saturday.Against the Sabres, the Red Wings lost a 2-1 lead after two periods and went to overtime before Lucas Raymond scored his ninth goal of the season 26 seconds into overtime to secure a 3-2 win for Detroit.

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