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Devils 4, Bruins 3

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BOSTON -- The struggling New Jersey Devils, taking advantage of some bad Bruins penalties, scored their third and fourth power-play goals of the game in the closing 1:08 and stunned Boston 4-3 Saturday night.

The win was only the second of the season for the Devils, who lifted their record to 2-5-4. The Bruins, who saw their four-game winning streak end, fell to 7-3, with all three losses at home.

Defenseman Marek Zidlicky tied the game with 1:08 left and fellow defenseman Andy Greene beat goaltender Tuukka Rask scored with 44.1 seconds remaining to escape with the victory.

The Devils tied the game playing 6-on-3 with two Bruins in the penalty box and goaltender Martin Brodeur pulled. Zidlicky fired home his first goal of the season. With Patrice Bergeron back and Brodeur back in goal, Greene scored his first goal of the season.

The Bruins, who allowed three power-play goals in nine games coming in, failed to hold a 3-1 lead, built with the help of a goal and two assists by Jarome Iginla in the first period.

Iginla, who signed with the Bruins as a free agent after spurning Boston in favor of Pittsburgh at last season's trade deadline, didn't score his first Bruins goal until Thursday night, but was credited with his second when his centering pass hit New Jersey's Damien Brunner and got past Brodeur to make it 2-0 at 9:19 of the first period.

Iginla assisted on goals by Torey Krug (No. 4) and Milan Lucic (No. 6) and has seven points during a four-game points streak.

Adam Henrique, who had Krug's shot go off him and by Brodeur, scored his third goal and Brunner his fourth, both on the power play, for the Devils.

Brodeur made 25 saves, Rask made 28.

Jaromir Jagr, who finished last season with the Bruins, had two assists and was the best New Jersey forward. He has a four-game points streak and has two goals and seven assists in 11 games.

David Krejci also had two assists for Boston while Greene also posted an assist for New Jersey.

NOTES: The Bruins have no idea when RW Loui Erikkson, who suffered a concussion on a nasty hit by Buffalo's John Scott (suspended indefinitely), will return. "Loui's doing okay I guess for a guy who suffered a concussion," said coach Claude Julien, adding "like always, you keep your fingers crossed that it's going to get better sooner than later for his sake." ... Before the game Jagr, asked about his short stay in Boston, said, "It was a good experience, no question about it. I met a lot of good people and we went to the Finals. We had a pretty good run. Maybe with a little more luck we'd be holding the Cup." Julien, asked about Jagr, who didn't score in the playoffs (10 assists), said, "He certainly added a lot to our team. He led by example in a lot of ways ... we were happy to have him." ... G Corey Schneider, apparently now No. 1 in New Jersey, aggravated a lower body injury Thursday and Keith Kincaid was recalled to back up Brodeur. ... The Devils host Tampa Bay on Tuesday, while the Bruins are Pittsburgh on Wednesday. ... The Bruins reportedly examined starting Saturday's game earlier, avoiding a conflict with the World Series, but kept the start at 7 p.m. ... New Jersey was again missing D/captain Bryce Salvador (death in the family).
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