The Bruins got the first power play of the game when Niklas Kronwall got called for interference, but the Bruins were unable to convert on the power play all night despite prolonged offensive zone time and several good scoring chances. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the night while the Red Wings were 1-for-5 on the power play. Jimmy Howard’s excellent goaltending was part of the Bruins failure to regain the lead.

Daniel Paille took the Bruins first penalty on a questionable roughing penalty. Paille undoubtedly deserved a penalty, but the original hit from Luke Glendening as well as the punch to the head delivered from Brendan Smith surprisingly went unnoticed by the referees.

In the second period, the Bruins had the only goal while both goaltenders continued to display excellence. Tuukka Rask made a great stop on Luke Glendening after Krejci turned the puck over inside the offensive zone.

The defense helped out as well, with Dennis Seidenberg blocking shots at important junctures.

Before the Bruins were able to get that goal in the second period, they were frustrated again by Howard when he made a save on Brad Marchand on a two-on-one with Patrice Bergeron.

Reilly Smith scored his second goal of the season and put the Bruins up 2-1 in the second period at the 13:31 mark. The assists went to Bergeron and Marchand.

Late in the second period, Lucic took a tripping penalty against Danny DeKeyser, and potential trouble followed on the penalty kill.

While killing the penalty, Bergeron blocked a slap shot with the inside of his skate and immediately appeared to …read more