Zachas second goal lifts Devils past Bruins in OT


NEWARK, N.J.Pavel Zacha scored his second goal of the game with 2:18 remaining in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center on Tuesday.

Zacha scored his ninth career game-winning goal on a backhand during a delayed penalty for the Devils (18-28-7), who lost 3-0 to the Bruins on Monday.

Taylor Hall scored against his former team and David Pastrnak and Matt Grzelcyk each had two assists for the Bruins (31-14-7), whose four-game winning streak ended. 

Jaroslav Halak made 17 saves in his first start since April 3 for Boston, which has clinched a Stanley Cup Playoff berth.

Jack Hughes and Damon Severson each had two assists and Mackenzie Blackwood made 33 saves for the Devils.

Zacha scored a power-play goal to give the Devils a 1-0 lead at 8:42 into the first period.

Bergeron made it 1-1 with a power-play goal on a shot from the left face-off circle at 4:36 of the second period. 

Hall gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead when a shot from the right face-off circle by Grzelcyk hit his body in the slot and changed direction past Blackwood at 14:02 of the second. 

The Devils challenged for goalie interference on Hall, but the goal was upheld. It was Hall’s first goal against New Jersey in eight games since the forward was traded by the Devils to the Arizona Coyotes on Dec. 16, 2019. Hall signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 11 and was traded to the Bruins on April 12.

Jesper Boqvist made it 2-2 on a snap shot from the slot for the Devils at 9:10 of the third period.

Sean Kuraly gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead on a tip-in from the slot at 10:42.

Yegor Sharangovich scored on a wrist shot from the right face-off circle for a 3-3 tie at 12:41.

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