In a nutshell, the Red Wings ran into a buzz saw.
After a 1-0 win over the Bruins in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, the Bruins came out with a vengeance to take each of the next four games.
The final blow was a 4-2 bruins win in Game 5.
A big reason for the Bruins moving on was their power play, which resulted in the first goal of the game by Loui Eriksson in the first period.
Pavel Datsyuk tied the game with his third of the playoffs on a power play for the Red Wings, but Zdeno Chara put the Bruins ahead for good with three seconds left in the period.
Milan Lucic made the game 3-1 early in the third after Torey Krug picked off a pass from Johan Franzen. Krug then dished to Lucic, who beat Jonas Gustavsson for his third of the playoffs.
Henrik Zetterberg cut the margin to one with 3:52 left, but it wasn't enough. Jarome Iginla added an empty netter with 16 seconds left.
The Bruins will advance to play the Montreal Canadiens in the next round.Tags: Detroit, Detroit Red Wings, Henrik Zetterberg, Hockey, NHL, Pavel Datsyuk
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