Bruins top Devils 2-1 on Marchand's shootout goal

Bruins top Devils 2-1 on Marchand's shootout goal
January 29, 2013, 10:05 pm
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Boston Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton, right, lands a punch during a fight with New Jersey Devils right wing Krys Barch (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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BOSTON (AP) 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.

Boston's Tyler Seguin and New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk scored on their teams' first shot during the shootout. Then both teams failed on their next four attempts.

But Marchand put the puck between goalie Johan Hedberg's pads and the Bruins won when Marek Zidlicky's shot hit Tuukka Rask's left pad.

David Clarkson had put New Jersey ahead with his fourth goal of the season on a power play at 8:30 of the second period. Horton tied the game with his third goal with 4:05 left in regulation.

The Bruins are 5-0-1 and lead the Eastern Conference with 11 points.