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Bruins 6, Red Wings 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 5:15 AM

Associated Press

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Bruins 6, Red Wings 3
Boston Bruins 6, Detroit Red Wings 3

DETROIT (AP) -It was a happy homecoming for Dave Lewis and Tim Thomas.

Marco Sturm had two goals and an assist to lift the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

Lewis was a Red Wing employee for 20 years, as a player, assistant coach, associate coach, head coach and pro scout, from 1986 until he became the Bruins' coach last summer. Thomas is a native of Davison, MI., which is about 60 miles north of Detroit. Lewis downplayed winning in his return.

"For me, it's two points. All I have a great memories of this team, this organization, these fans," he said. "Just to come back I knew how to get into the visitors locker room, but I hadn't been in there in a long time."

It was a bigger deal for Thomas, who made, 35 saves.

"It meant a lot. I tried to tell myself that it didn't because I didn't want to put too much pressure on myself," he said. "I realized how much it meant to me with just a few minutes left. The emotions started to boil up. I'm glad we had a three-goal lead at that point."

Chuck Kobasew added a goal and an assist for Boston, which snapped a three-game losing streak, and Petr Tenkrat, Patrice Bergeron, and Phil Kessel also scored. Marc Savard added three assists.

Jiri Hudler had a goal and an assist for Detroit and Nicklas Lidstrom, and Robert Lang also scored for Detroit. Dominik Hasek stopped 19 shots.

"We earned this. This has been coming for awhile," said Red Wings' coach Mike Babcock. "We can't, from the back end, continue to turn over the puck like we have been."

The Bruins took the lead for good in the second period.

Sturm's second goal of the game, on the power play, tied the game at 2, 5:43 into the middle period. He tipped in Marc Savard's pass for his 23rd goal.

"We've been without the power play and we forecheck a little bite more aggressive as a group, not just one guy," said Sturm. "We attack their D and that's what we have to do."

Petr Tenkrat put Boston ahead with 8:22 left in the period when he beat Hasek with a slap shot from the right circle after a turnover by Pavel Datsyuk.

Bergeron made it 4-2 with his 19th goal 2:35 into the third period. Hasek moved out of the net to make a play, but the puck took a funny carom off the rear boards to Bergeron, who shot the puck into the net before Hasek could get back in position.

Kobasew added a power-play goal 8:34 into the third period to make it 5-2. Lang answered with his 17th goal with 7:47 left for Detroit, and Kessel closed out the scoring with 5:41 remaining for the Bruins.

Boston got on the board first, 5:26 into the game, when Sturm's shot from the top of the right circle along the boards beat Hassock, who was screened.

But Hudler tied it with his 11th goal just 2:10 later when he knocked in a loose puck from in front of the net. Lidstrom gave Detroit the lead beating Thomas on a slap shot from the point for a power-play goal.

NOTES: Detroit D Danny Markov missed his second game with an upper body injury. ... Detroit forward Johan Franzen also didn't play because of an upper body injury. ... Boston has won six of its last eight on the road. ... The Bruins' Mark Mowers, Aaron Ward and backup goalie Joey MacDonald are former Red Wings.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:26
BOS
Marco Sturm (22) ASST: Andrew Ference (11), Brandon Bochenski (7)
1 - 0 BOS
07:36
DET
Jiri Hudler (11) ASST: Kyle Calder (17)
1 - 1 Tie
08:14
DET
PPG - Nicklas Lidstrom (12) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (52), Mikael Samuelsson (14)
2 - 1 DET
2nd Period
05:43
BOS
PPG - Marco Sturm (23) ASST: Marc Savard (65), Patrice Bergeron (42)
2 - 2 Tie
11:38
BOS
Petr Tenkrat (8) ASST: NONE
3 - 2 BOS
3rd Period
02:35
BOS
Patrice Bergeron (19) ASST: Aaron Ward (12), Brandon Bochenski (8)
4 - 2 BOS
08:34
BOS
PPG - Chuck Kobasew (5) ASST: Marco Sturm (16), Marc Savard (66)
5 - 2 BOS
12:13
DET
Robert Lang (17) ASST: Jiri Hudler (5), Niklas Kronwall (19)
5 - 3 BOS
14:19
BOS
Phil Kessel (9) ASST: Chuck Kobasew (14), Marc Savard (67)
6 - 3 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
05:20
BOS
Jeremy Reich  Fighting (maj) against  Darryl Bootland
05:20
DET
Darryl Bootland  Fighting (maj) against  Jeremy Reich
08:00
BOS
Dennis Wideman  Cross checking against  Pavel Datsyuk
18:09
DET
Andreas Lilja  Holding against  Chuck Kobasew
19:28
BOS
Brandon Bochenski  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
05:36
DET
Dominik Hasek  Delaying Game-Ill. play goalie
06:23
BOS
Marco Sturm  Holding the stick against  Robert Lang
06:23
DET
Robert Lang  Hooking against  Marco Sturm
10:49
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Diving against  Aaron Ward
10:49
BOS
Aaron Ward  Hooking against  Tomas Holmstrom
15:55
DET
Robert Lang  Tripping against  Petr Tenkrat
18:27
BOS
Andrew Alberts  Holding against  Jiri Hudler
3rd Period
07:58
DET
Robert Lang  Holding against  Brandon Bochenski
16:34
BOS
Tim Thomas  Roughing against  Kyle Calder
16:34
DET
Kyle Calder  Slashing against  Tim Thomas
19:07
DET
Pavel Datsyuk  Hooking against  Stanislav Chistov
goalie stats
Tim Thomas
Tim Thomas
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
Saves: 35EV: 29 - 31
PIM: 2PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .921SH: 3 - 3
Dominik Hasek
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
Saves: 19EV: 16 - 20
PIM: 2PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .760SH: 1 - 1

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