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Red Wings defeat Bruins in first game at Little Caesars Arena @NHLdotcom

The Detroit Red Wings won the first NHL game at Little Caesars Arena, 5-1 against the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

Frans Nielsen and Martin Frk each scored twice, and Darren Helm scored for the Red Wings, who played their home games at Joe Louis Arena from 1979 through last season. Jimmy Howard made 19 saves.

Austin Czarnik gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead 14:29 into the first period before the Red Wings scored four goals in the second.

Video: BOS@DET: Nielsen goes top-shelf for his second goal

Zane McIntyre allowed four goals on 24 shots. Malcolm Subban made three saves in the third period for Boston.

Detroit's regular-season opener in its new home will take place Oct. 5 against the Minnesota Wild.

-- Lead photo courtesy of Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings

Video: Frk, Nielsen power Red Wings to 5-1 win over Bruins

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