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Red Wings Vs. Bruins Thanksgiving Showdown Final Score: Detroit Wins 3-2 In Shootout

The Detroit Red Wings may have got a little lucky early on in their game against the Boston Bruins. Henrik Zetterberg fed Valtteri Flippula in the first period, giving the Red Wings a 1-0 lead they'd take into the second, despite being out-shot 13-6 in the first. Boston would eventually respond, when Jimmy Howard mis-played a puck behind the net that went to Nathan Horton, and then to Daniel Paille, who put it in net before Howard could get back in position.

Regaining the lead was no lucky thing for Detroit, though, as Pavel Datsyuk simply beat Tuukka Rask less than a minute later. The Bruins came back to tie it in the third period though, Patrice Bergeron getting the goal. That score held, and the game went to overtime. Boston swarmed in overtime, keeping the puck in Detroit's zone for the majority of the time, but the game ended up going to the shootout.

The Bruins had their first shot blocked in the shootout, and Pavel Datsyuk had his go in. Boston had their second shot blocked as well, but Hudler couldn't seal the deal for Detroit. That gave Horton a chance, and he came back to beat Howard over the left shoulder. Bertuzzi came out for Detroit, and he was able to beat Rask, giving Detroit a 3-2 win in the shootout.

Boston ended up out-shooting Detroit 18-10 in the third period, and dominated the stat 43-31 overall. They also out-hit Detroit 30-22, though Detroit held the advantage in the faceoffs, winning 28 to Boston's 27. Howard stopped 41 of 43, while Rask made 29 of 31 saves. The win snaps a 10 game winning streak for the Bruins and gives Detroit their fourth straight.