Wings shoot down Bruins

Wings shoot down Bruins
November 25, 2011, 9:11 pm
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BOSTON -- The Bruins went to their second straight shootout Friday . . . but, unlike Wednesday night in Buffalo, couldn't extend their winning streak.

Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi scored for the Red Wings in the shootout to give Detroit a 3-2 win at TD Garden, Boston's first loss after 10 straight victories.

Patrice Bergeron tied the game at 2-2 nearly eight minutes into the third period. His forecheck caused Henrik Zetterberg to lose the puck in his own zone, and Bergeron picked it up in the left circle and quickly snapped a shot past Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard.

The Red Wings took a 2-1 lead into the third period, thanks to Datsyuk's quick response to the Bruins' first goal of the game.

With the Bruins trailing 1-0, Daniel Paille scored at 4:05 of the second period after Wings goalie Jimmy Howard coughed up the puck behind his own goal line. It ended up on the stick of Nathan Horton, who put a quick pass out front to a wide-open Paille.

Datsyuk, however, put Detroit up 2-1 just 35 seconds later. In a goal that was awfully similar to the Red Wings' first of the game, Datsyuk came streaking down the middle of the ice, inside the Bruins' zone and received a pass from Bertuzzi, who controlled the puck along the right half-wall. Datsyuk found himself all alone and cut across the crease to the left post and beat Rask with a whole lot of patience.

The Red Wings scored the first goal of the game and went into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead, thanks to Valtteri Filppula's finish on a give-and-go with Zetterberg.