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 on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Kimmo Timonen ended Lundqvist’s shutout bid 7:09 into the third with a power-play goal after the Rangers were caught with too many men on the ice.