Tomas Tatar added a second-period power-play goal and Jimmy Howard came up with 33 saves for the Red Wings, winners of three in a row and six of their last nine.
Johnny Boychuk and Carl Soderberg tallied for the Bruins, who suffered their first regulation loss since March 1 against Washington. Tuukka Rask stopped only 17 pucks in defeat.
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