Bruins pull away in 3rd, thump Red Wings

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Boston Bruins center Oskar Steen (62) shoots on goal against Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) — Erik Haula scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Boston Bruins pulled away with three more in the third to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1.

Patrice Bergeron had his fifth goal in three games against Detroit this season.

Charlie McAvoy, Trent Frederic and Tomas Nosek also scored for the Bruins. Jeremy Swayman made 23 saves as Boston won for the second time in two days after six consecutive postponements due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

The Bruins defeated Buffalo 4-3 in overtime Saturday.

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