Bergeron Scores Twice in Bruins’ Rout of Devils
Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, and Tim Thomas made 30 saves in the Boston Bruins’ 6-1 rout of the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
The defending Stanley Cup champions got back on track after their seven-game winning streak was snapped Saturday against Dallas. Boston (25-10-1) moved within one point of the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers.
New Jersey (21-16-2) had dropped two straight after winning two in a row and seven of nine.
Gregory Campbell got Boston even at 1 in the first period, and Nathan Horton scored his fifth power-play goal of the season to give the Bruins the lead. David Krejci and Shawn Thornton added goals in the third.
David Clarkson put the Devils on top early with his team-leading 14th goal, but it wasn’t enough to keep New Jersey from its most-lopsided loss since a 6-1 defeat at Colorado on Nov. 30.
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