BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Wings played pool, and the Bruins played hockey en route to a 3-0 shutout victory Tuesday night in Game 3 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. With the win, the Bruins took the 2-1 series lead prior to a pivotal Game 4 Thursday night.
98.5 The Sports Hub’s Adam Jones was on the air following the win and talked to Dave Goucher and Bob Beers of the Bruins Radio Network for a postgame recap.
As was the case in Game 2, the B’s came out the chute ready to play and simply dominated the first period, setting the tone for the rest of the game.
“They were on the attack from the drop of the puck — literally from the drop of the puck — and they never really let up in that first period. They wore Detroit down and forced the issue up front,” said Goucher.
Bad decisions by Detroit and the ability of the Bruins to capitalize proved to be the difference.
“As we noted during the game, some horrendous turnovers by the Red Wings. Two bad line changes ended up costing Detroit those first two goals, and the Bruins were really able to take advantage of that to their credit.
“That’s back-to-back games now where they’ve been great in the first period and have been able to ride that from there. From their standpoint, that’s a great recipe for success,” said Goucher.
Not only were the Bruins capitalizing on offense, but their stifling defense is really giving the Red Wings fits according to Bob Beers.
“As good as the young kids from Detroit have been this season, they’re running up against a good defensive team with a lot of layers that make it hard on you to do things. The attention to detail by the Bruins from a defensive standpoint, from a team defensive standpoint, the Bruins have been rock solid.
“They have not given Detroit a lot of space to utilize some of that skill and speed that they have,” said Beers.
Listen below for the full postgame recap: