The Red Wings were able to turn the other cheek against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 Friday, a key ingredient leading to their 1-0 victory.

They’ll have to maintain that composure throughout this series, given Boston’s dangerous power play and desire to get the Red Wings involved in mayhem.

“Against a team like this, which was so lethal on the power play, you want to stay out of the box,” forward Justin Abdelkader said. “We’ll do what we can to try to do that and play five-on-five. That’s where we’re at our best.”

The only Bruins power play Friday occurred in the third period, when Tomas Tatar was called for interference.

The Bruins had a dangerous power play but couldn’t get a puck past goaltender Jimmy Howard, keeping the game scoreless.

Shortly after the panalty kill, Pavel Datsyuk scored the game’s lone goal, giving the Red Wings the victory.

The Bruins were called for two penalties, with the Red Wings going 0-for-2 on the power play.

The Bruins appeared to want to get the Red Wings engaged verbally, get under their skin, but the Red Wings wouldn’t bite.

“We have to remember to skate away,” Howard said.

For his part, coach Mike Babcock felt the game was officiated fairly and well.

“I’m not interested in the referees solving any problems, the players are out there deciding who wins and that’s good,” Babcock said. “The game was officiated just fine and both teams tried to be as disciplined as they could.”

The Red Wings maintained composure during Friday’s game, and verbally Saturday, about Bruins forward Milan Lucic spearing Danny DeKeyser between the legs.