Braden Holtby (70) of the Washington Capitals stops the shot of David Jones (54) of the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, yesterday.
BOSTON : It took a couple of last-minute goals for the New Jersey Devils to snap their recent woes against the Boston Bruins . 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 games against Boston.
Adam Henrique and Damien Brunner also had power-play goals for the struggling Devils. Martin Brodeur stopped 25 shots after a rough start. Torey Krug, Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic scored first-period goals for Boston (7-3).
Iginla and David Krejci each had two assists as Boston built a 3-1 lead.
With the Devils skating with a 6-on-3 advantage after Krug was given a double minor for high sticking Brunner, Patrice Bergeron was whistled for delay of game and they pulled Brodeur, Zidlicky unloaded a shot from the point that beat Tuukka Rask with 1:08 to play.
“It’s a huge win,” Devils’ forward Patrick Elias said. “Obviously we didn’t start well.”AGENCIES