5 things we learned as Bruins lose divisional battle to Red Wings

DJ Bean
February 14, 2016 - 1:14 pm

The Bruins couldn'€™t manage without Patrice Bergeron for a second straight game as the suffered a 6-5 loss to the Red Wings that saw Boston give up two leads. Tuukka Rask was pulled for the second time in his last three starts as the Bruins were unable to match Detroit'€™s pace in a high-scoring game. Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg led the way for Detroit with two goals apiece. The win allowed Detroit to leapfrog the Bruins and overtake second place in the Atlantic Division. The Red Wings now have 67 through 56 games, while the Bruins are in third place with 66 points. The Panthers lead the division with 70 points in 56 games. With the loss, the Bruins are now 2-1-0 at the halfway point of their current six-game road trip. The B'€™s will face the Blue Jackets Tuesday in Columbus. Here are four more things we learned Sunday: LEADS NOT WORTH MUCH There were three blown leads between the two teams, with each team giving up a lead of two goals. The Bruins had jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first on goals from Brad Marchan, Zach Trotman and Loui Eriksson, but that lead was gone just 3:13 into the second period. Detroit then built its own two-goal lead on on goals from Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm, but the Bruins came back on goals from a pair of unlikely in Dennis Seidenberg and Joonas Kemppainen. The Red Wings got the lead back on Zetterberg'€™s second goal, however, and held on for the victory. MARCHAND SCORES 13TH IN 13, SEIDENBERG SCORES FIRST IN 40 Not only did Marchand'€™s 28th goal tie his career high set back in 2011-12, his first-period tally came just eight seconds into the game, making it the fastest goal scored in team history. He now has 13 goals in his last 13 games. Meanwhile, Dennis Seidenberg'€™s goal was his first of the season. He wasn'€™t the only unlikely goal-scorer, as Trotman and Joonas Kemppainen each registered their second. B'€™S MANAGE AT DOT WITHOUT BERGERON Playing without the best faceoff man on the planet provides its disadvantages, but Bergeron'€™s line created a pair of goals off the faceoff without him. Marchand'€™s goal came off a Brett Connolly faceoff win, while Ryan Spooner drew the puck back to the point for a Dennis Seidenberg goal in the second period. On the other hand, a David Krejci faceoff loss to Pavel Datsyuk in the third period led to a Danny DeKeyser point shot that was redirected by Henrik Zetterberg on its way in. COLIN MILLER RETURNS Joe Morrow was scratched Sunday as Colin Miller returned from a four-game absence. It will be interesting to see who the Bruins opt to sit once Adam McQuaid is ready to return, as Kevan Miller would figure to be a candidate despite the Bruins'€™ reluctance to scratch him.