After a split decision in Boston, the Detroit Red Wings came home only to fall behind in the series, 2-1.
After the first two games, Detroit earned home-ice advantage and was looking to capitalize in Hockeytown, but Tuukka Rask made 23 saves for the fourth postseason shutout of his career.
The Bruins responded from their Game 1 shutout loss by knocking Detroit off its game en route to a decisive 4-1 win in Game 2. Game 3 was more of the same.
The next game will prove the mettle of each team and determine the remainder of the series.
The Detroit Red Wings put themselves behind in Game 2 and were unable to regain the form displayed in the opening tilt. The Bruins took control of the play and the series after Game 3, and they will look to gain a stranglehold on Thursday.
With three games in the books, the Red Wings showed what can happen when they stay within their system and what follows when they don’t.
Having exposed the good, the bad and the ugly, they’ll look to return to form in Game 4. It certainly raises many questions as to which Detroit team will emerge as the series progresses.