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Bruins 4, Devils 3

Bruins win sixth straight

The Bruins’ Benoit Pouliot celebrated after scoring what would become the game-winning goal against the Devils.
The Bruins’ Benoit Pouliot celebrated after scoring what would become the game-winning goal against the Devils.Brian Snyder/Reuters

BOSTON — Benoit Pouliot scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:01 left in the third period to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night and send the defending Stanley Cup champions to their sixth consecutive win.

Brad Marchand scored for the third straight game, and Tim Thomas stopped 27 shots for Boston, which has climbed out of last place in the Eastern Conference and into the race for a playoff position. The Bruins have scored 34 goals in their past six games.

Nick Palmieri scored twice for the Devils, who had won four of their past five. Johan Hedberg made 33 saves.

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Chris Kelly and Shawn Thornton also scored for the Bruins. But it was still 3-3 when Pouliot knocked in the rebound of Rich Peverley’s shot from the blue line.