Bruins score five straight, surge past Red Wings

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DETROIT — The Boston Bruins scored five straight goals in a 5-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.

Charlie McAvoy and Tomas Nosek each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins (16-10-2), who scored three times in 4:41 in the third period. Jeremy Swayman made 23 saves in Boston’s second win in as many days after a 15-day break.

Alex Nedeljkovic made 32 saves for the Red Wings (15-15-3).

Tyler Bertuzzi gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead at 11:28 of the first period, knocking in a loose puck at the side of the crease.

Patrice Bergeron tied the game at 14:47 on a one-timer off Craig Smith‘s pass. Bergeron scored four goals against Detroit in a 5-1 win at TD Garden on Nov. 4.

Erik Haula took advantage of a Red Wings line change, breaking down the left wing and beating Nedeljkovic high on the glove sign to put Boston ahead 2-1 at 7:37 of the second period.

Haula almost scored again late in the period but hit the post on a shorthanded breakaway.

McAvoy gave the Bruins a 3-1 lead at 5:59 of the third period, putting away a cross-slot pass from Taylor Hall.

Trent Frederic put in a rebound to put Boston up 4-1 at 7:55, and Nosek expanded the lead to 5-1 at 10:40. 

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