The Bruins have always valued Game 3 highly in best-of-seven playoff series since Claude Julien took over coaching duties seven years ago. Boston improved to 14-1 in Game 3’s under Julien with a 3-0 airtight victory over the Detroit Red Wings, and seized control of their best-of-seven series.

The Bruins have allowed just two goals to Detroit in three games, and Tuukka Rask has merely needed to be good behind a Boston defense that simply isn’t allowing the Red Wings to invade the middle portion of the ice. The Wings are also a pathetic 0-for-9 on the power play as an aggressive Bruins penalty kill has blown up their attack by fronting their zone entry attempts.

The Bruins simply finishing things out with a scoreless final 40 minutes after putting together a pair of goals from unusual sources in the first period. Rask was at his best in the second period while making 12 saves, and smothering anything that managed to get past the layers of Bruins defenders.