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Datsyuk, Howard give Wings upper hand on Bruins

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pavel Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 to play was the first and only marker of the game as the Detroit Red Wings surprised the Boston Bruins with a 1-0 victory in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series.Detroit came into the game as the second wild card, its 23rd straight trip to the postseason, and faced a tall task in playing the Presidents' Trophy- winning Bruins in front of their home crowd.Through disciplined play and a 25-save shutout from Jimmy Howard, the Red Wings now have a 1-0 lead in this best-of-seven series."Obviously you want to get in and you want to establish yourself in the series especially when you're the lower seed," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock. "Sometimes when the upper seed gets the upper hand right away you start questioning whether you're good enough. We know we're good enough but it's one thing to know you're good enough and another thing to show you're good enough."Boston came into this series as a heavy favor...

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