Marchand's SO goal lifts Bruins over Devils

10:09 PM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Brad Marchand's sixth-round shootout goal lifted the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday at TD Garden.

After both teams scored on their first attempts in the shootout, the next eight shooters came up empty before Marchand charged in and fired a wrister that slipped through the five-hole of New Jersey goaltender Johan Hedburg.

Marek Zidlicky had a chance to send the shootout to a seventh round, but Tuukka Rask, who finished with 25 stops, made a nice glove save on the defenseman's wrister to secure Boston's third straight victory.

Nathan Horton scored the game-tying goal with just over four minutes left in regulation for the Bruins, who have opened a season with points in their first six games for the first time since 1970-71 when they started 5-0-1.

David Clarkson registered the lone New Jersey goal, while Hedburg, making his first start of the season, turned away 27 shots for the Devils, who have recorded a point in every game this season despite dropping their second straight contest.

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