The Red Wings are tough enough to play five on five, so the last thing an opposing goaltender wants to deal with is a shootout. But that is what yesterday's game came down to at TD Garden, and the Bruins wound up on the short end of the 3-2 score.

When asked about staring down a sniper as dangerous as Pavel Datsyuk, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shrugged his shoulders and laughed.

"You saw what happened there, right?'' said Rask, who yielded to Datsyuk's forehand shot to the stick side on Detroit's first attempt in the shootout. "That first guy coming in, he's a pretty good guy, a pretty good team.''

Rask stopped Jiri Hudler's backhand bid to the glove side, and after Bruins right wing Nathan Horton scored to tie it, 1-1, Todd Bertuzzi decided it when he started wide right, cut in, and shoveled a quick shot over Rask.

When asked if he got a piece of it, Rask said he wasn't sure.