Friday, September 19, 2014
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Bruins beat Red Wings in OT

Jarome Iginla scored with 6 minutes, 28 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Red Wings in Detroit on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.

The Presidents' Trophy-winning and defending Eastern Conference champions lead the series, three games to one, and can advance with a win Saturday in Boston.

Detroit took a 2-0 lead early in the second period after Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall each had a goal and an assist.

Torey Krug scored midway through the second period to pull the Bruins within a goal. Milan Lucic tied it at 2 early in the third period.

Detroit's Jonas Gustavsson made 37 saves in a surprise start, filling in for Jimmy Howard, who was out with the flu.

Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg was back in the lineup for the first time since having back surgery Feb. 21.

Cooke apologizes

Minnesota Wild left winger Matt Cooke apologized Thursday for the knee-to-knee hit on Tyson Barrie that sidelined the Colorado Avalanche defenseman for at least a month, saying he did not intend to injure him.

Cooke drew a seven-game suspension Wednesday from the NHL, removing him from the remainder of this first-round series and more. Cooke addressed reporters after taking part in the Wild's pregame skate prior to Game 4 Thursday night.

Staring somberly straight ahead and speaking deliberately for about 90 seconds, Cooke referenced his recent drop in penalty minutes as evidence that he's committed to playing a clean game.

- Associated Press

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