Red Wings blow out B's in preseason home opener, 8-2

Red Wings blow out B's in preseason home opener, 8-2
September 19, 2013, 10:00 pm
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BOSTON -- It wasn't home sweet home for the Bruins.

On Thursday the team returned to TD Garden for their preseason home opener against the Detroit Red Wings, their first game in the building since falling short to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Red Wings won easilly, 8-2.

The Bruins trailed early after Justin Abdelkader scored on a power play goal just five minutes into the game. David McIntyre gave the Red Wings a 2-0 lead at 16:07.

The Bruins fought back in the second period after falling behind 4-0 following goals by Henrik Zetterberg and Danny DeKeyser. Jarome Iginla scored his third goal of training camp, assisted by Matt Bartkowski. McIntyre and Tory Krug closed out the second period with five minute majors for fighting.

The Red Wings piled in the third period, scoring four from Daniel Cleary, Zetterberg, Joakim Andersson, and Pavel Datsyuk. Nick Johnson also scored a goal for the Bruins.

Rookie Malcolm Subban played the entire game after a scoreless performance against the Montreal Canadiens Monday night. He saved 19 shots, while Jimmy Howard recorded 13 saves in two periods. The Red Wings outshot the Bruins, 27-22.

The Bruins and Red Wings will face off again Saturday night in Detroit.