B’s win streak snapped in brutal fashion: Yes, the Bruins might have been on the second leg of a back-to-back slate when they took to the ice Sunday afternoon in Detroit. But given both Boston’s pedigree and the level of competition down the other end of the ice, the Bruins’ 3-1 loss at the hands of the lowly Red Wings is a brutal hit. The Bruins, still atop the NHL standings with 80 points secured, have now lost five straight games to the Red Wings — including a pair of regulation losses at Little Caesars Arena this season. Yes, two of Boston’s 11 regulation losses ALL YEAR are to a Detroit team that “improved” their record to 14-39-4 on Sunday. Yuck.
The play of Detroit netminder Jonathan Bernier factored heavily into Sunday’s result, given that Boston outshot the Red Wings, 40-20, on the afternoon. But