Coming into this afternoon’s game, the Boston Bruins were the hottest team in hockey. The Black & Gold climbed from dead last in the Eastern Conference to second in a matter of weeks, thanks to a 10 game winning streak that they put on the line today against the Detroit Red Wings.
Tuukka Rask got the start against Jimmy Howard and the Wings, and Detroit would make the first noise of the day when Valtteri Filppula beat Rask at 12:43 of the first period to give the Wings a 1-0 lead. Daniel Paille answered at 4:05 of the second, capitalizing on a Howard turnover to backhand the puck into the vacant net and knot the score at one apiece.
Just 35 second later, however, Pavel Datsyuk kicked the loose puck to his forehand and batted it past Rask to take the lead back for Detroit in a 2-1 game. Rask was perfect for the rest of regulation.
Patrice Bergeron scored the lone goal of the third period at 7:52 to tie the score at two for Boston. The score held through regulation and five minute...