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Paille scores 2, Marchand adds another in Bruins 5-3 win over Detroit

  • Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille, right, celebrates his second goal of the second period with teammate Max Talbot (25) during an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Boston, Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille, right, celebrates his second goal of the second period with teammate Max Talbot (25) during an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Boston, Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) tries to get a shot off as Detroit Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson (52), of Sweden, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) tries to get a shot off as Detroit Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson (52), of Sweden, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) and Reilly Smith (18) battle Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40), of Sweden, for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, March 8, 2015. Smith received a penalty for slashing. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) and Reilly Smith (18) battle Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40), of Sweden, for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, March 8, 2015. Smith received a penalty for slashing. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

Daniel Paille scored two goals, one coming short-handed, and Brad Marchand added a short-handed goal to lift the Boston Bruins to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

Boston, which is clinging the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot, improved to 5-1-1 in its last seven games.

David Pastrnak and Loui Eriksson each had a power-play goal for Boston. Backup goalie Niklas Svedberg made 36 saves.

Bruins top goaltender Tuukka Rask got the day off after playing 21 of 22 games.

Luke Glendening, Gustav Nyquist and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Red Wings, who have lost two straight after a three-game winning streak.

Detroit defenseman Stephen Weiss had the puck stolen from him twice, leading to both short-handed goals. Jonas Gustavsson stopped 19 shots before being lifted for Jimmy Howard after two periods.