Bruins Bedevil Jersey in Shootout
New Jersey Devils center David Clarkson, raises his stick after his goal as Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) skates past during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg, of Sweden, eyes the puck on a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston — Brad Marchand scored the decisive shootout goal after teammate Nathan Horton forced overtime late in the third period and the Boston Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils last night.
Boston’s Tyler Seguin and New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk scored on their teams’ first shot during the shootout. Then both teams failed on their next four attempts.
But Marchand put the puck between goalie Johan Hedberg’s pads and the Bruins won when Marek Zidlicky’s shot hit Tuukka Rask’s left pad.
David Clarkson had put New Jersey ahead with his fourth goal of the season on a power play at 8:30 of the second period. Horton tied the game with his third goal with 4:05 left in regulation.
The Bruins are 5-0-1 and lead the Eastern Conference with 11 points. That matches their best start since 1970-71, the last time they earned points in each of their first six games.
The Devils remained unbeaten in regulation but fell to 3-0-2.
Maple Leafs 4
Sabres 3 (ot)
Buffalo, n.y. — Matt Frattin scored his second goal of the game with 1.5 seconds left in overtime, lifting Toronto over Buffalo.
Frattin skated in from the left circle and wristed a shot over the shoulder of Sabres goalie Ryan Miller.
Jay McClement and Cody Franson also scored for Toronto, which snapped a two-game skid. James Reimer made 29 saves for the Maple Leafs.
Rangers 2, Flyers 1
New York — Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal before leaving with an injury in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves to lift New York over Philadelphia
Defenseman Michael Del Zotto had a goal and assist for the Rangers (3-3), who have won two straight for the first time this season. Philadelphia (2-5) has dropped two in a row.
Canadiens 4, Jets 3
Montreal — Tomas Plekanec scored a tiebreaking goal on a power play at 5:31 of the third period to lift Montreal to its fourth straight win, beating Winnipeg.
Canadiens rookies Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher each had two points in their first game since it was confirmed they would stay with the NHL club. Galagher scored for a second straight game for Montreal.
Senators 3, Capitals 2
Ottawa — Sergei Gonchar scored on the power play with 2:30 left in regulation as Ottawa beat Washington.
Jim O’Brien and Milan Michalek also scored for the Senators (4-1-1), who got 31 saves from Craig Anderson.
Islanders 4, Penguins 1
Pittsburgh — Matt Moulson scored a goal and assisted on another, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 37 shots and New York dominated listless Pittsburgh.
John Tavares scored for the second straight game for New York while Michael Grabner collected his fourth goal of the season.
Lightning 5, Panthers 2
Tampa, Fla. — Steven Stamkos scored his fourth goal of the season and Tampa Beay beat Florida.
Tampa Bay, which has won five of six to start the year, also got goals from Cory Conacher, Tom Pyatt, Dana Tyrell and Vincent Lecavalier. Stamkos, who led the NHL with 60 goals last season, has 11 points during a season-opening six-game point streak this year.
Wild 3, Blue Jackets 2
St. Paul, Minn. — Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak, beating Columbus.
With the Wild seemingly on their heels after giving up a two-goal lead, Bouchard took a pass from Torrey Mitchell near the blue line, zoomed past two Columbus defenders and beat goalie Steve Mason above his right glove.
Red Wings 4, Stars 1
Detroit — Valtteri Filppula scored two goals — both off nifty passes from Pavel Datsyuk — and Detroit beat Dallas.