The Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins have been slugging it out on NBC's Thanksgiving Showdown, and it was the Detroit who lit the lamp first. Henrik Zetterberg took the puck into Boston's zone and threw a pass through a couple players, put beautifully on the end of Valtteri Flippula's stick across the ice at 12:43 into the period. Ian White also picked up an assist on the goal.
It was Detroit's first shot in several minutes, as they were outshot at that point 11-3, though hits (5-5) and faceoffs (7-7) were tied up between the two teams. Jimmy Howard was forced to make a great save early on when he went post to post, but then again, he's done that all year.
Boston had some great chances near the end of the first, when Jiri Hudler went to the box for hooking at 17:34. Detroit would go on to have an excellent penalty kill, however, and the period came to an end with Detroit leading 1-0. They were outshot in the period, 13-6.