Boston sports fans looked to the game they love to get them away from the real world for a few hours in hopes of seeing their favorite team win and help kickstart the healing in a town that has been rocked by tragedy in the past few days.
Gregory Campbell scored twice in a three-goal first period and the Boston Bruins regained first place in the Northeast Division with a 5-4 victory over the reeling New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
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 night.
Marian Gaborik scored twice in the first period and then completed his hat trick 27 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers overcame a pair of blown leads and beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night for their first win of the season.
David Krejci completed his second career hat trick at 2:59 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 victory over New Jersey on Thursday night that finished their first season sweep of the Devils since 1985-86.
Henrik Lundqvist made 42 saves for his NHL-leading seventh shutout of the season, and the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 3-0 on Tuesday night to widen the gap between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.
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