The inaugural “Thanksgiving Showdown” was a pretty interesting game, as I think you could argue that neither team deserved the win through 60 minutes this afternoon. Then you hit overtime and it’s just back and forth chances, a fantastic five minutes, you think neither team deserves to lose. The Red Wings picking up the extra point in the shootout isn’t something I mind but that game could have ended in a tie and I don’t think anyone would have complained.
It’s weird because the Bruins controlled most of the game but their only goals came off of horrible miscues by Detroit. Jimmy Howard and Henrik Zetterberg‘s uncharacteristic giveaways were the only way Boston was able to get on the board.
At the other end of the ice, the Red Wings were limited in their chances and never really got much going, but still managed to score twice.
Detroit nearly won almost entirely based on their defensive effort but shot themselves in the foot enough to deserve to lose. The Bruins played well enough to win easily but their scoring doesn’t show it.