from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
That was a victory that will mean something long past its date on the schedule.
The Detroit Red Wings pushed back and punched back Saturday at TD Garden to earn their first victory in Boston in five years, a 4-2 final earned on the strength of a big open-ice hit and a fight from Luke Witkowski, and on the strength of Tyler Bertuzzi showing he can agitate as well as he can score goals.
“For us to come in here and get two points in regulation, that’s huge for us,” Jimmy Howard said after making 38 saves. “It’s a big confidence booster.”
REO Speedwagon’s “Roll with the changes” lyrics blared from the visitors locker room as the Wings quickly packed and readied themselves to play again Sunday vs. Colorado.
“Big hit by Witter and a great fight,” Frans Nielsen said. “I think everyone just followed his footsteps there.”
Below, watch the extended game highlights.