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Bruins 5, Devils 4

Wednesday, 04.10.2013 / 11:16 PM

Associated Press

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Bruins 5, Devils 4
Boston Bruins 5, New Jersey Devils 4
Three Stars of the Game
Gregory Campbell
Gregory Campbell
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 21:12
Jaromir Jagr
Jaromir Jagr
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 15:51
Travis Zajac
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:27

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Gregory Campbell scored twice in a three-goal first period and the Boston Bruins regained first place in the Northeast Division with a 5-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.

In winning for the fifth time in six games, the Bruins scored three times against Martin Brodeur in the opening 8:12, took a four-goal lead and then held on. Daniel Paille and Campbell capped the outburst with short-handed goals in a 3:21 span.

Zdeno Chara and Tyler Seguin also scored and backup goaltender Anton Khudobin made 24 saves as the Bruins (56 points) moved a point ahead of the Montreal Canadiens with nine games to play in the lockout-shortened season.

Patrik Elias, Travis Zajac, Andy Greene and Matt D'Agostini scored for New Jersey, which has lost eight straight (0-4-4) in seeing its playoff hopes fade. The slide is its longest since 1985-86.

D'Agostini's goal got New Jersey within a goal with 37 seconds to play, but Boston dominated this game in moving into second place in the Eastern Conference behind Pittsburgh.

Martin Brodeur made 13 stops in the game New Jersey made interesting by cutting a 4-0 deficit to a goal.

Not only did the Bruins score three times early, they killed off four penalties, including an early 1:27 two-man advantage. They even had lumbering defenseman Johnny Boychuk miss a penalty shot, or it would have been three short-handed goals.

Campbell put Boston ahead 70 seconds after the opening faceoff, but it was Jaromir Jagr, who did most of the work. The recently acquired 41-year-old controlled the puck between the circles despite being hounded. He eventually got a quick shot on Brodeur and Campbell pounced on the rebound, sliding it under the 40-year-old goaltender, who was making his 10th straight start.

The Bruins then killed off the two-man disadvantage and Boychuk got his penalty shot just seconds after coming out of the box and being hooked by Marek Zidlicky. Brodeur followed the Boston defenseman's slow-motion moves and stacked his pads to stop his shot.

It only slowed down the Bruins' momentarily.

A bad pass by forward Steve Sullivan at the point on another power play set up a 2-on-1 break for the Bruins a little less than three minutes later. Brodeur made the initial stop on Paille, but he swatted the rebound out of the air for his eighth goal.

Campbell got his fourth with a deflection of a shot from the point by Andrew Ference.

Chara made it 4-0 with a power-play goal early in the second period, but the Devils didn't give up.

Elias got them on the board with a deflection of a shot by Sullivan, and the momentum seemed to change after Devils' defenseman Anton Volchenkov elbowed Brad Marchand in the head, drawing a five-minute major and a game misconduct. It left the Devils with four defenseman because Bryce Salvador did not return after being hit in the hand on a shot by Chara earlier in the period .

Instead of putting the game away, the Bruins got lax and Zajac scored shorthanded late in the period to cut the deficit to 4-2.

Greene scored on a slap shot 5:58 into the third period to cut the lead to a goal. But Seguin scored in close off a nice pass by Paille less than two minutes later to give Boston breathing room.

NOTES: Boston is 12-1-1 when leading after the first period and 17-2-1 when scoring first. ... Marchand was wobbly after the Volchenkov hit and he did not return. ... The last time the Devils gave up two short-handed goals in a game was against Atlanta in 2006. ... The Devils have not won since Ilya Kovalchuk hurt his right shoulder against the Panthers here on March 23. He hopes to return to the lineup soon. ... Bruins C Patrice Bergeron (concussion) has started skating and hopes to return soon. ... New Jersey recalled rookie goaltender Keith Kinkaid from Albany (AHL) earlier in the day because backup Johan Hedberg was sore.

scoring summary
1st Period
Gregory Campbell (3) ASST: Jaromir Jagr (15), Brad Marchand (17)
1 - 0 BOS
SHG - Daniel Paille (8) ASST: Rich Peverley (10)
2 - 0 BOS
SHG - Gregory Campbell (4) ASST: Andrew Ference (7), Rich Peverley (11)
3 - 0 BOS
2nd Period
PPG - Zdeno Chara (7) ASST: David Krejci (22), Jaromir Jagr (16)
4 - 0 BOS
Patrik Elias (11) ASST: Steve Sullivan (8)
4 - 1 BOS
SHG - Travis Zajac (6) ASST: NONE
4 - 2 BOS
3rd Period
Andy Greene (4) ASST: Adam Henrique (5), Steve Bernier (6)
4 - 3 BOS
Tyler Seguin (13) ASST: Daniel Paille (6), Dennis Seidenberg (12)
5 - 3 BOS
Matt D'Agostini (2) ASST: Dainius Zubrus (5), Marek Zidlicky (13)
5 - 4 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
Johnny Boychuk  Tripping against  Matt D'Agostini
Zdeno Chara  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Dennis Seidenberg  Illegal Check To Head against  Andrei Loktionov
Nathan Horton  Holding against  Matt D'Agostini
2nd Period
Andrei Loktionov  Too many men/ice - bench
Johnny Boychuk  Hi-sticking against  Anton Volchenkov
David Clarkson  Holding against  Chris Kelly
Zdeno Chara  Tripping against  Steve Sullivan
Anton Volchenkov  Elbowing (maj) against  Brad Marchand
Anton Volchenkov  Game misconduct against  Brad Marchand
3rd Period
Tyler Seguin  Slashing against  Andy Greene
Tyler Seguin  Elbowing against  Marek Zidlicky
goalie stats
Anton Khudobin
Anton Khudobin
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 16 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 8
SV%: .857SH: 0 - 1
Martin Brodeur
Martin Brodeur
SA: 18TOI: 57:07
Saves: 13EV: 9 - 11
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .722SH: 3 - 5
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