Right about now Todd Bertuzzi has to be petitioning the NHL to put the Bruins on Detroit’s schedule at least a couple more times this season.
The veteran Detroit power forward followed up his two-goal performance in Friday night’s 6-1 win at Boston with two more scores today at home in the Red Wings’ 4-2 victory over the Bruins.
As inter-conference foes, the Bruins and Wings won’t meet again until the Stanley Cup final or next season.
Bertuzzi now has 12 goals on the year. So like a Western Conference-based Drew Stafford (the Buffalo forward has scored seven of his 20 goals vs. Boston), Bertuzzi now has one third of his offensive output at the Bruins’ expense.
Here’s a glance at the rest of the box score:
•Kris Draper scored what proved to be the game-winner with 7:16 remaining in the second period.
•Tyler Seguin was back in the lineup after two healthy scratches, and he scored Boston’s first goal of the night. Defenseman Mark Stuart returned to the lineup as well, and was plus-1 in 13:34 of ice time.
•Tim Thomas stopped just 32 of 36 shots faces in his return to the Detroit area.
•Six Bruins players posted a minus-2 rating.