Bergeron scores four goals in Bruins win against Red Wings


BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron scored four goals, including three straight on the power play, for the Boston Bruins in a 5-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden on Thursday.

It was the second time Bergeron has scored four goals in the NHL. He also did it against the Carolina Hurricanes on Jan. 6, 2018.

Brad Marchand had the primary assist on each of Bergeron’s goals, Mike Reilly had a goal and an assist, and Charlie McAvoy had two assists for Boston (5-3-0). Jeremy Swayman made 14 saves.

Lucas Raymond scored, and Thomas Greiss made 32 saves for Detroit (4-5-2), which is 0-3-1 in its past four games.

Bergeron scored his first goal of the season to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 11:03 of the first, converting on a one-timer from the right circle after winning the face-off. He made it 2-0 at 10:52 of the second when he beat Greiss blocker side off a pass by Marchand from behind the net.

Bergeron then extended the lead to 3-0 at 18:45 on a one-timer from the high slot. His three power-play goals are tied for the most in a game in Bruins history.

Raymond scored on a one-timer during a 5-on-3 power play to cut it to 3-1 at 7:46 of the third.

Reilly scored a shorthanded goal 24 seconds later on the ensuing power play to push the lead back to 4-1. Greiss saved Curtis Lazar‘s initial opportunity on a partial breakaway, but Reilly got to the rebound for his first goal of the season.

Bergeron scored his fourth of the game at 15:52 for the 5-1 final.

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