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DETROIT (AP) — David Perron had the go-ahead goal and two assists as the Detroit Red Wings scored three times in the third period and beat Boston 5-4 on Saturday night, handing the Bruins their first regular-season loss this season.
Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond each had a goal and an assist, and Andrew Copp and Jake Walman also scored for Detroit, which had lost four of five (1-3-1). Ville Husso had 26 saves.
“It’s one game, but I think it’s definitely nice to give the Bruins a loss,” Perron said. “I thought our third period was definitely our best, but the first two weren’t bad either. I think we were ready from the start, but we didn’t have any setbacks and ended up 2-0 behind.”
James van Riemsdyk, Matthew Poitras, Charlie Coyle and David Pastrnak provided the goals for the Bruins, who were 9-0-1. Linus Ullmark stopped 35 shots.
Trailing 3-2, Larkin tied it at 6:50 of the third when he beat Ullmark on the short side on a feed from Raymond for his fifth of the season.
“It’s great to see your captain step out like that with great purpose,” Red Wings center JT Compher said.
Perron gave the Red Wings their first lead 2:06 later when he sniffed a shot, regained control of the puck and fired it past Ullmark’s glove. It was his third.
Copp made it 5-3 with his fourth when he banged in a rebound after Compher hit the post.
“I think we got what we deserved,” Detroit coach Derek Lalonde said. “We had a really good first 20 minutes and were 2-1 down, then we had an excellent second period and were 3-2 down. I just think the boys hung in there and that third goal was huge. It’s obviously difficult to go against that team in the third period and find a way to win within regulation.”
Pastrnak scored on a power play with 5:49 left to pull the Bruins within one, but they couldn’t get the tying goal.
Detroit had a two-man lead at the 1:28 mark of the final.
“They wanted that win and we had stretches where we weren’t playing our best hockey,” Boston defenseman Hampus Lindholm said. “But we fought back and we stayed in this game until the end, even with those penalties.”
The Bruins scored twice in the first 10 minutes when van Riemsdyk rammed the puck into the net after Pastrnak’s shot trickled past Husso at 5:21 and Poitras scored on a backhander at 9:28 after a nifty play around Husso.
Raymond scored Detroit’s first power-play goal in five games from the right circle on a feed from Perron with 3:40 left in the opening period, making it 2–1.
Walman fired a shot over Ullmark’s left shoulder to tie the score just as a boarding penalty on Boston’s Mason Lohrei was about to expire midway through the second period.
“Linus had to make a lot of good saves, especially on the power plays they had,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery said. “So we thought he was at the top of his game. We just gave away too many glorious opportunities.”
The Bruins regained a 3-2 lead with 6:17 left in the period when Coyle scored up front on a pass from Jake DeBrusk.
Bruins: Monday night at Dallas.
Red Wings: Tuesday night at New York Rangers.
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