Dec. 7, 1962

These were the worst of times for the Boston Bruins. They went to Detroit deep in last place in the NHL standings at 2-14-6, 10 points behind the fifth-place New Your Rangers.

Against the Red Wings, the Bruins carried a 3-1 lead into the third periodcame the bottoming out.

Detroit scored a power-play goal at 5:13 of the period, then pumped in three more goals over the remaining 14:47.  That 5-3 loss qualifies as a gut-punch.

It wasn’t as if Bruins goalie Bob Perrault hadn’t done his job. Perrault made 10 saves in the first period, 14 in the second and 10 more in the third.

For Detroit, the Bruins’ collapse helped them snap a three-game losing streak.

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