BOSTON (AP) — Seth Griffith scored a highlight-reel goal to break a second-period tie, and Reilly Smith added another 80 seconds later Monday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
It was the fifth straight victory for the Bruins.
Griffith split two Devils as he crossed the blue line and, when New Jersey defenseman Marek Zidlicky spun him around, he slapped the puck backward between his own legs and the legs of goalie Cory Schneider.
Smith made it 4-2 with 39 seconds left in the second period. Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists.
Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots for Boston.
Schneider made 19 saves for the Devils, who lost their fourth consecutive game.
Travis Zajac scored and also assisted on Jaromir Jagr’s goal. It was Jagr’s 708th goal, tying him with Mike Gartner for sixth on the NHL’s career list.
HURRICANES 4, FLAMES 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Faulk had a goal and two assists, Jeff Skinner scored his 100th career goal and Carolina beat Calgary.
David Jones gave the Flames a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 13:07 of the first period.
Zach Boychuk tied it with 2:30 left in the first for the Hurricanes, who won for the fifth time in six games since starting the season 0-6-2.
Skinner added an assist on Tim Gleason’s third-period goal that made it 4-1. It was Gleason’s first goal of the season.
Cam Ward made 22 saves to win his fifth straight.