NEWARK, N.J. — Egor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal with two seconds remaining in overtime to give Lindy Ruff his first win as coach of the New Jersey Devils with a 2-1 victory against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center on Saturday.
Sharangovich scored from the slot after taking a backhand pass from defenseman Damon Severson.
Ruff, who was hired July 9, got his first coaching win since he was with the Dallas Stars in 2016-17. He is sixth in NHL history in wins (737) and seventh in games coached (1,495).
Miles Wood scored, and Mackenzie Blackwood made 27 saves for the Devils (1-0-1).
Patrice Bergeron scored, and Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves for the Bruins (1-0-1).
Wood gave the Devils a 1-0 lead on a deflection at the left post off a shot from the left point by rookie defenseman Ty Smith at 16:15 of the first period.
Bergeron tied the game on a shorthanded goal off a snap shot from between the face-off circles at 17:16 of the second period.
The Bruins had a goal disallowed because of goalie interference against forward Craig Smith at 16:01 of the second. Boston used a coach’s challenge but the call on the ice was upheld.
The Bruins defeated the Devils 3-2 in a shootout on Thursday in the season opener for each team.
Bruins forward Ondrej Kase sustained an upper-body injury early in the second period and did not return.