Nov. 27 — Bruins get pasted in Detroit, turn loss into wake-up call
The Bruins were flat-out embarrassed in Detroit on Nov. 27. Despite the fact that Detroit was playing without two of its top players in Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi, the Red Wings put a 6-1 shellacking on the Bruins. The B’s weren’t able to do anything right whether it was on offense or defense, and they went home for American Thanksgiving having been dismantled by a division opponent. They apparently used that setback as a wake-up call, though. Following that loss in Detroit, the B’s bounced back and beat the Rangers on Black Friday. That win began a stretch of six wins in seven games for Boston and started a 10-3 run that lasted until late December. Not a bad response.