FINAL, Boston wins 5-2

Third Period, 17:34, 5-2 Boston: Chris Kelly scores on the empty net and this game is over. Kelly has a career-best six-game point streak.

Third Period, 16:58, 4-2 Boston: The penalty is over and we’re back to even strength. Detroit also has pulled its goalie for the extra attacker.

Third Period, 14:58, 4-2 Boston: Dougie Hamilton is whistled for interference on a questionable call, and the Red Wings will return to the power play. They are 1-for-3 tonight.

Third Period, 13:37, 4-2 Boston: The Bruins have a 40-29 shots on goal advantage, and they’re still attacking the Detroit net in search of a fifth goal.

Third Period, 5:11, 4-2 Boston: David Krejci finds Seth Griffith in the left faceoff circle for a power-play goal. Great pass, better shot. It’s Griffith’s first goal since Nov. 15.

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Third Period, 3:34, 3-2 Boston: The Bruins are going on the power play for the first time tonight. Brian Lashoff is whistled for hooking.

Third Period, 1:15, 3-2 Boston: Tuukka Rask comes way out of his net to poke check a puck away from Tomas Tatar, who would have had a breakaway.

Third Period, 0:01, 3-2 Boston: It’s winning time at TD Garden.

End of Second Period, 3-2 Boston

Second Period, 17:55, 3-2 Boston: The penalty is over and we’re back to 5-on-5.

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Second Period, 15:55, 3-2 Boston: Chris Kelly is in the penalty box for tripping. Detroit will have its third power play of the game.

Second Period, 15:10, 3-2 Boston: The Red Wings have scored on the power play for the fourth straight game. Tomas Tatar’s shot from the point found its way past Tuukka Rask. It might have deflected off Riley Sheahan, who set a screen in front of Rask.

Second Period, 13:36, 3-1 Boston: Brad Marchand is whistled for hooking, and Boston will be shorthanded for the third time tonight.

Second Period, 11:00, 3-1 Boston: Brad Marchand lays a huge hit on Brendan Smith (Reilly’s brother) at center ice. Boston has a 29-17 shots on goal advantage so far.

Second Period, 5:00, 3-1 Boston: Carl Soderberg passes to Loui Eriksson on a 2-on-1, and his shot hits the post. Jimmy Howard made a good save on Soderberg at the end of the shift. A strong start to the period for the B’s.

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Second Period, 4:00, 3-1 Boston:

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Second Period, 2:30, 3-1 Boston: Carl Soderberg accidentally flips the puck over the glass from his own zone. It didn’t result in a penalty, though. Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was furious on the bench.

Second Period, 0:01, 3-1 Boston: Play has resumed.

End of First Period, 3-1 Boston

SOG: 19-12 Boston

Faceoffs: 15-11 Boston

Power Plays: DET 0-for-1, BOS 0-for-0

Scoring Summary via NHL.com:

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First Period, 19:10, 3-1 Boston: The Red Wings scored with a deflection in the low slot but it was played with a high stick. The call on the ice was “no goal,” and video review confirmed it.

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First Period, 17:25, 3-1 Boston: Carl Soderberg has doubled Boston’s lead with his seventh goal of the season.

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First Period, 16:12, 2-1 Boston: Torey Krug hits the post on a shot from inside the left faceoff circle and the puck bounces off Gregory Campbell in front of the net, who scored on the rebound. It’s Campbell’s first goal in 10 games.

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GIF via Twitter/@PeteBlackburn

First Period, 15:26, 1-1: Tuukka Rask makes a pad save on Drew Miller’s shot from the low slot and then grabs the rebound with his glove. He’s made nine saves this period.

First Period, 11:21, 1-1: Justin Abdelkader deflects a Pavel Datsyuk pass, and the puck sneaks past Tuukka Rask, who didn’t see the puck until it was too late. Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall picked up assists on Abdelkader’s ninth goal of the season.

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First Period, 10:03, 1-0 Boston: David Krejci’s penalty is over and we’re back to even strength.

First Period, 8:03, 1-0 Boston: David Krejci is in the penalty box for high-sticking Henrik Zetterberg. The Bruins will go to the penalty kill for the first time tonight.

First Period, 7:30, 1-0 Boston: David Krejci tips a shot from the point that hits Jimmy Howard in the chest, creating a rebound chance. Boston has a 10-2 SOG advantage so far.

First Period, 2:44, 1-0 Boston: Reilly Smith scores from the point to give the Bruins an early lead. Dougie Hamilton did a nice job maintaining puck possession in the corner before sending a pass to Smith at the blue line.

First Period, 2:00, 0-0: Kevan Miller’s shot from the point travels through traffic and off Jimmy Howard’s left pad. It was a positional save, as Howard couldn’t see the puck. Chris Kelly nearly batted in the rebound, but Howard slid across the crease from left to right to make the save.

First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway in Boston!

7:05 pm: Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader, Ericsson-Kronwall and Howard start for Detroit. Marchand-Krejci-Smith, Hamilton-Chara and Rask start for Boston.

6:50 pm: NESN’s Jack Edwards gives us a look at the Red Wings lines and pairings from the warmup.

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6:40 pm: Bruins lines and pairings based on the warmup.

Marchand-Krejci-Smith
Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson
Paille-Campbell-Caron
Lindblad-Cunningham-Griffith

Chara-Hamilton
Bartkowski-Seidenberg
Krug-Miller

6:30 pm: Tuukka Rask and Jimmy Howard lead their teams onto the ice for warmups and will start in net.

6:00 pm: BOSTON — The Boston Bruins enter Monday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden aiming to get back in the win column following a 6-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

It was a disappointing performance from the Bruins, who had played two good games before that and appeared to be headed in the right direction going into the holiday break.

When asked what specific area of his team could be improved, Bruins head coach Claude Julien pointed to commitment.

“Commitment. That’s the area, I think, commitment. You know obviously there’s a couple things. We need to be a little bit harder and more committed,” Julien said. “Do the things that we have to do to win hockey games. It’s not so much one area where we’re weak, it’s just our game as a whole needs a little bit more. We need to be hungrier and a little bit harder.”

Veteran forwards Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic won’t play versus Detroit because of undisclosed injuries. Providence Bruins winger Matt Lindblad was recalled Monday and will play in his fourth career NHL game (second this season).

Stay tuned to NESN.com’s Bruins-Red Wings live blog for score updates, injury news and highlights.

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