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Adam McQuaid got his first goal of the season with 8:05 to play, and Boston extended its road point-scoring streak to 13 games with a victory over slumping New Jersey on Sunday night.
Fellow defenseman Torey Krug scored twice and Tim Schaller also scored as the Bruins improved to 19-2-4 in their last 25 games and completed a sweep of the three-game season series. Patrice Bergeron added an empty-netter.
Anton Khudobin stopped a first-period penalty shot and finished with 35 saves as Boston avoided consecutive losses in regulation for what would have been the third time this season.
Miles Wood, Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Devils, who have lost four straight and eight of 11. Eddie Lack, who was acquired in a trade with Calgary in late December, made 22 saves in his first start for New Jersey.
McQuaid, who returned to the lineup on Jan. 17 after missing 36 games with a broken right leg, snapped a 3-all tie with a shot from the right point that deflected off the stick of teammate Drew Stafford and bounced past Lack.
It was the first game between the teams since Brad Marchand was suspended for five games for elbowing New Jersey's Marcus Johansson in the head in Boston on Jan. 23. Marchand was booed every time he touched the puck in the wide-open game.
There was a scrum after Bergeron scored with 39 seconds to play. Marchand was knocked down by Damon Severson before the goal.
Boston took leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 in the first two periods, scoring two unassisted short-handed goals in the first period and converting a power play in the second.
The Devils responded every time, getting three even-strength goals. Palmieri tied it at 3 by beating Khudobin in close after taking a nice pass from Hall.
The Bruins' first two goals were a little bizarre. Krug got his first when Nico Hischier tried to clear a puck in the crease and slid it under Lack, who was playing in his sixth NHL game this season.
Wood came out of the penalty box and tied the game with a breakaway goal at 16:32, but Schaller got the lead back for Boston with a stuff at the corner of the net with three seconds left after Hall could not handle a Lack pass.
Hall made up for the mistake 31 seconds into the second period after Hischier intercepted a Marchand pass.
Krug got his 10th of the season with a point shot three seconds after Drew Stafford was called for elbowing.
Rangers 3, Jets 1
Jimmy Vesey scored with 3:53 left in the third period, and New York beat Winnipeg.
Vesey returned to the lineup after missing three games with a concussion and picked up his 11th of season when he deflected Brady Skjei's shot after it hit a Jets player.
It looked as if Dustin Byfuglien tied it for Winnipeg with 1:22 remaining, but his goal was called off because of teammate Mark Scheifele's high stick. Michael Grabner then scored an empty-net goal for New York with 43 seconds left.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37 shots for the Rangers in the opener of a four-game trip. Mats Zuccarello ended a 21-game drought with his ninth goal.
Nikolaj Ehlers scored his 21st goal for Winnipeg, which lost consecutive games at home for the first time this season. Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves.
The Jets dropped to 3-2-1 in their 10-game homestand.
Winnipeg got off to a nice start, but lost out on a chance for a bigger advantage in the first. Tyler Myers' goal was disallowed after New York challenged for offside. Ehlers then ripped a one-timer past Lundqvist's glove side to make it 1-0 at 1:06.
With 1:06 left in the period, Ehlers' pass attempt was intercepted by Zuccarello and he broke in alone on Hellebuyck. The puck hit Hellebuyck, dropped to the ice and trickled in under the goalie's pads.
The scoreless second featured three power plays for New York and one for the Jets. Both goaltenders made some big saves, including Hellebuyck diving to stop a Rick Nash shot and Lundqvist turning away a close-in try for Myers.
Winnipeg had two early power plays in the third and Lundqvist made saves on Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine. The Rangers also got a power play and Zuccarello had a shot stopped and hit the post.
Both teams finished 0 for 4 with the man advantage.
Flames 3, Islanders 2
Matthew Tkachuk scored twice in the third period, getting the tiebreaking goal with 1:05 left, to rally Calgary to a victory over New York.
Mark Jankowski also scored for the Flames, who pulled into a tie with Minnesota for the second wild card in the Western Conference. Mike Smith made 23 saves before leaving due to an injury with 2 seconds remaining, and David Rittich came on to close the game.
Travis Hamonic had an assist on Tkachuk's late goal in his first game back in Brooklyn since the Islanders dealt him to Calgary in the offseason. The defenseman, who had 26 goals and 120 assists in 444 games over seven seasons in New York, received a standing ovation from the crowd during a video tribute in the first period and was visibly emotional when discussing his time with the Islanders after Calgary's morning skate.
Casey Cizikas and Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders, while Jaroslav Halak finished with 39 saves. It was the 17th time in the Islanders' last 23 games that they have surrendered 37 or more shots on goal.
Trailing 2-0, the Flames cut the deficit in half on Jankowski's power-play goal with 9 1/2 minutes left in the middle period. Tkachuk the tied it at 9:38 of the third.
Cizikas put the Islanders on the board early in the first period thanks to an extraordinary individual effort. The forward picked off the puck along the sideboards and then scored through Smiths legs while falling forward.
Beauvillier put New York up by two at 2:59 of the second period when a seemingly harmless shot from the high slot sneaked by Smith.
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