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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:03

Bruins win tenth straight; top Devils, 4-2

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The Boston Bruins continued their terrific season after they topped the New Jersey Devils by the score of 4-2 Tuesday evening.

The Bruins got goals from Patrice Bergeron as he netted his 20th goal of the season, Brad Machand as he netted his 22nd goal of the season, Jarome Iginla as he netted his 26th goal of the season and Chris Kelly as he netted his 8th goal of the season in the win. The Devils got goals from Patrik Elias as he netted his 16th goal of the season and Travis Zajac as he netted his 13th goal of the season. 

The scoring got going in this game in the first period when Reilly Smith and Andrej Meszaros both made great plays to get the puck and slip it onto the stick of Patrice Bergeron, who sent his 20th goal of the year past Martin Brodeur. 

The Devils were able to tie the game up 0:29 seconds into the second on the powerplay as Patrik Elias found the back of the net off the feed from Travis Zajac and Michael Ryder for his 16th goal of the year. The Bruins countered about a minute later at the 1:23 mark when Brad Marchand was able to slip a shorthanded goal past the Devil's goaltender for his 22nd goal of the year to make it 2-1. Jarome Iginla got involved in the scoring roughly a minute later at the 2:22 mark as he put his 26th goal of the year in the back of the net off feeds from Torey Krug and David Krejci. The second ended with the Bruins up 3-1.

About 7:11 into the third the Bruins were able to add onto their lead as Chris Kelly notched his 8th goal of the year to put the Bruins out-front 4-1. The Devils answered two minutes and two seconds later when Travis Zajac found the back of the net for his 13th goal of the year to cut the deficit to two. The Devils tried pulling their goalie but got nothing out of it as the Bruins held on to win.

Chad Johnson got the start for the Bruins and stopped 22-of-24 shots for a .917 save percentage. 

The Devils countered with Martin Brodeur and watched his stop only 27-of-31 shots which came out to be a .871 save percentage for the veteran. 

Bruins captain, Zdeno Chara, celebrated his 37th birthday on Tuesday with the win.

Boston will play Colorado on 3/21 with puck drop slated for 9:00 PM ET.