Red Wings halt Boston's 10-game win streak
Boston, MA – With a shift of the hips and quick wrist shot by game winning streak came to an end.
Bertuzzi scored in the final round of the shootout to lift Detroit to a 3-2 victory over Boston and hand the Bruins their first loss since October 29.
The Red Wings earned the shootout victory thanks to a standout performance by Jimmy Howard, who finished with 41 saves and turned aside 17 shots in the third period alone.
He allowed a goal to Nathan Horton to start the third round, evening the shootout at 1-1, but Bertuzzi secured the victory. He came in wide from the right wing and shifted his hips as he crossed through the slot, as though to attempt a backhand shot. But he quickly shifted back to the forehand, and his wrister deflected off Tuukka Rask and into the net.
Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula scored in regulation for the Red Wings, won have won four in a row and eight of their last 10.