DETROIT, Michigan -- The Boston Bruins, fighting for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, picked up a much-needed win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, scoring three times in the third period to pick up a 6-3 victory.
With Detroit leading 2-1 at the end of the first period, Marco Sturm and Petr Tenkrat scored in the second to put the Bruins out in front.
Patrice Bergeron, Chuck Kobasew and Phil Kessel added third-period goals. Robert Lang scored Detroit's only goal of the period.
Boston scored on two of their five power play chances while Detroit converted on one of their three tries.
With the loss, the Red Wings remain three points back of the Nashville Predators for the top spot in the Central Division. The two teams will meet for a home-and-home series this Tuesday and Wednesday.