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Sports Zacha's 2 goals give Devils 4-3 OT win over Bruins

06:35  05 may  2021
06:35  05 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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BOS@NJD: Zacha nets backhander for OT winner. Pavel Zacha scores his second goal of the game on a backhanded shot in overtime, lifting the Devils to a 4 - 3 victory over the Bruins . Jaroslav Halak made 17 saves in his first start since April 3 for Boston, which has clinched a Stanley Cup Playoff berth. Jack Hughes and Damon Severson each had two assists and Mackenzie Blackwood made 33 saves for the Devils . Zacha scored a power-play goal to give the Devils a 1-0 lead at 8:42 into the first period.

The Boston Bruins had their four-game win streak snapped Tuesday night in a 4 - 3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden. DEVILS WIN IT Zacha ended the game when he beat Halak on a delayed penalty call for the 4 - 3 win . UP NEXT The Bruins remain at home and welcome the New York Rangers to TD Garden on Thursday night. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. ET.

NEWARK, N.J. — Pavel Zacha scored his second goal of the game at 2:42 of overtime and the New Jersey Devils snapped the Boston Bruins' four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.

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Jesper Boqvist and Yegor Sharangovich scored for New Jersey, which finished its home season with a 7-18-3 record. Mackenzie Blackwood had 33 saves in winning his fourth straight game.

“This is what we wanted," Zacha said of finishing on a winning note at home. “We were working until the end and happy we won at home. I think we never stopped playing the whole game, even when they scored the goals, we kept it going.”

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EVENT SUMMARY. Devils vs. Bruins - May 4 , 2021. View on Your Mobile Device. SHOTS SUMMARY ( Goals -Shots On Goal ). FACE-OFF SUMMARY (Face-offs Won -Face-offs Total / Percentage). EV. PP. ZACHA , PAVEL.

Zacha ' s goal extended his points streak to four straight games. The Devils outshot the Bruins 11-8 in the second period and held a 18-15 shot advantage after forty minutes. Andreas Johnsson had two opportunities early in the third period but was stopped by Bruins Goaltender Jaraslov Halak. With just over two minutes left in the game, Ty Smith was called for delay of game and the Bruins went back to the power play. The Bruins pulled their goalie to give them a 6-on- 4 advantage against the Devils . However, the Devils won the opening faceoff and were able to clear the puck twice which

Patrice Bergeron, Taylor Hall and Sean Kuraly scored for the Bruins, who blew two one-goal third-period leads. Jaroslov Halak made 17 saves in his first start in more than a month as Boston fell to 10-2-1 in its past 13.

"We need to close out better, plain and simple stuff, stuff we typically do better, we didn’t tonight,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said his team dropped points for only the third time (22-0-3) when leading after two periods.

Zacha's winner came with the officials waiting to call a delayed penalty against Boston. The Devils got the extra skater on the ice, controlled the puck for about 30 seconds before Zacha beat Halak with a backhand in close for his career-high 15th goal.

The third period was wild with the Devils twice rallying from one-goal deficits to tie the game.

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Boston Bruins ' Milan Lucic is congratulated at the bench by teamates after a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Oct. Marek Zidlicky and Andy Greene scored power-play goals 23 seconds apart late in the third period, lifting the Devils to a 4 - 3 win over the Bruins on Saturday night. The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Bruins for the Devils ( 2 -5-4). ''I mean, we were due for some good fortune,'' Devils coach Peter DeBoer said of his team' s start this season, but he could as well have been referring to the recent

Jack Hughes leads the Devils in assists ( 4 ) and points ( 4 ). Forward Miles Wood has a team-best three goals in the series. The team leader in both categories had been the since departed Kyle Palmieri with five goals and six points. Brad Marchand bests the Bruins in goals ( 2 ) and points (7). Sniper David Those words were uttered by Greer Monday morning, the day he was recalled to the National Hockey League and getting set to play in the League for the first time in over 26 months. "Now I have a chance to show what I can do at the highest level of professional hockey. That' s a dream come true for me

Sharangovich tied the game 3-all at 12:41 of the period with a shot from the right circle after eluding Bruins defenceman Mike Reilly at the blueline.

Kuraly had put Boston ahead 3-2 when David Pastrnak's pass deflected off his skate into the net. His goal came a little more than a minute after Boqvist tied the game at 2-all with a rebound in close at 9:10.

“We wanted to give the fans something good and I mentioned after the second period it’d be great to put a win together,” Devils coach Lindy Ruff said. “It starts by getting more pucks to the net and I thought we did a better job with that.”

Bergeron, who has goals in three straight games, and Hall, who was a league MVP with New Jersey before being traded in December 2019, had wiped out a 1-0 deficit with second-period goals. Zacha had scored on a power play after Boston took three straight first-period penalties.

SCARY MOMENTS

Bruins leading goal scorer Brad Marchand and Devils centre Jack Hughes, the top draft pick in 2019, both went head-first into the boards in the second period. Marchand didn't miss any time. Hughes left the ice for the final 1:45 of the period and returned for the third.

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GAME PREVIEW: Devils vs. Bruins 5. 3 .21The Devils host the Bruins in Greer, 24, will be playing in his first NHL game in over two years - dating back to Feb. Brad Marchand bests the Bruins in goals ( 2 ) and points (5). Sniper David Pastrnak has been limited to just one goal in four games. GAME STORY: Devils 4 , Flyers 1. The Devils extend their winning streak to three games and go

Tampa Bay Lightning radio commentator Dave Mishkin calls highlights from the Bolts' 4 -1 win over the Boston Bruins on 5/1/2018. The Lightning jumped out to

“I’m feeling good, lucky it wasn’t anything serious, so feeling better now and we’ll see how I feel tomorrow,” Hughes said.

“Lucky I got back out there and was able to play.”

CARLO RETURNS

Bruins defenceman Brendon Carlo returned to the lineup after missing 18 games with an upper body injury. He had missed 10 games after sustaining a concussion when boarded by Tom Wilson of Washington on March 5. He played two games and sustained a second injury on April 1.

“I was seeing the play well,” Carlo said. "Obviously, there’s little things starting with just getting foot speed back. That will take some time. But overall, I didn’t feel too far off.”

NOTES: Devils F Miles Wood and Bruins F Charlie Coyle missed the third period with undisclosed injuries. ... Devils rookie D Ty Smith aggravated an injury Monday and will not play. Veteran Matt Tennyson will replace him. ... New Jersey D Jonas Siegenthaler, who has missed the past seven games because of COVID-19, has started skating with the team. Fellow D P.K. Subban has missed the past nine because of the pandemic. ... Bruins F Trent Frederic was in the lineup for the third time since April 6.

UP NEXT:

Bruins: Return home to face the Rangers on Thursday and Saturday.

Devils: At Islanders on Thursday to start season-ending three-game road trip.

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Bruins beat Devils to clinch playoff berth .
NEWARK, N.J. — Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal and the Boston Bruins clinched their fifth straight playoff berth with a dominating 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots for his second shutout of the season and Nick Ritchie broke a scoreless tie in the second period as the Bruins won their fourth straight game and ended the Devils’ three-game winning streak. Defenceman Matt Grzelcyk scored on a deflection off Devils defenceman Ryan Murray late as the Bruins won for the 10th time in 12 games. Brad Marchand, who was playing in his 800th NHL game, and Bergeron got the assists on the third goal.

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