Daniel Paille scored twice as the Boston Bruins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Sunday afternoon at the TD Garden.
The Bruins (33-22-10) scored two shorthanded goals and went 2-for-5 on the power play in the win.
Boston now has points in five straight (4-0-1). The Bruins also have a four-point lead on the Florida Panthers for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Detroit (36-17-11) has lost two straight in regulation for the first time this season.
Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Loui Eriksson had the other Boston goals while Niklas Svedberg made 36 saves in the win.
Gustav Nyquist, Luke Glendening and Marek Zidlicky scored for Detroit.
Pavel Datsyuk had two assists in the loss.
Jonas Gustavsson allowed four goals on 23 shots and was replaced by Jimmy Howard to start the third. Howard made six saves in relief.
Sunday was the first time the Red Wings have allowed two shorthanded goals since Jan. 24, 2004.
Boston and Detroit conclude the five-game season series on April 2 in Detroit.