Devils slip past Bruins with 3-2 win in a shootout

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Damon Severson took a ribbing from his teammates as the unlikely shootout star for the New Jersey Devils.

Severson scored in the sixth round Tuesday to give the Devils a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Severson beat Jaroslav Halak with a backhand and Mackenzie Blackwood clinched the win by stopping Patrice Bergeron.

After the first eight shooters were stopped, Jack Hughes for New Jersey and Chris Wagner of Boston both scored in round 5 to set the stage for the defenseman who was taking only the sixth shootout appearance in a six-year career.

''There were a lot of accusations after the game that I didn't know what I was doing out there,'' Severson said.

Far from it. By closely watching, Severson saw that Halak was flashing a strong glove in the shootout. It was time for a change of pace.

''I figured if I could make a good fake and go backhand and get it upstairs, I'd have a better chance to score,'' Severson said. ''Ultimately it went in. That was a big one. It felt good.''

It was his second career shootout score, and it lifted the Devils to a second straight win as they rallied from a two-goal deficit.

Blake Coleman and Jesper Bratt scored for New Jersey in regulation and Blackwood stopped 28 shots.

''Everyone competes all the time.'' Blackwood said. ''Whether we get down a goal or two, everyone plays the same way. I think we're really starting to learn how to win, and what it takes to play the right way.

Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored for Boston and Halak stopped 42 shots. The loss snapped the Bruins' winning streak at three but they did extend their points streak to eight games (4-0-4). Boston is winless in six shootouts this season.

''You get a 2-0 lead on the road; typically we've been able to handle those situations well but not tonight,'' Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. ''So we leave with a point but no one is satisfied in there. It just looks better tomorrow in the standings.''

The Bruins took advantage of an early opportunity when Devils defenseman P.K. Subban was whistled for interference 1:17 into the game.

David Pastrnak unloaded a heavy shot from the left dot that Blackwood partially blocked. Marchand cleaned up the rebound in the crease at 2:03 for his 20th goal, reaching that mark for a seventh straight season.

That lone tally of the opening period extended Pastrnak's point scoring streak to eight games with three goals and 10 assists.

Boston extended the lead to 2-0 at 4:27 of the second as Nordstrom jammed the puck past Blackwood in a goal-mouth scramble.

Falling behind by two goals seemed to spark the Devils, who matched the Bruins chance for chance the rest of the period.

The renewed energy paid off as Coleman, polishing off a give and go with Nikita Gusev, scored at 8:58 to cut the deficit to one.

The Devils had several other good chances in the middle period, especially a shot by Sami Vatanen that rang off the post. They continued to push hard into the third and it paid off.

Bratt pulled New Jersey even at 13:11, deflecting Subban's wrist shot from the point to tie the score at 2-2.

The Devils outshot the Bruins 19-5 in the third.

''We're playing a team that usually plays hard and gets their chances by working hard and getting to the net,'' Bergeron said. ''We knew what we were facing. We spent too much time in our zone, and energy there, and you can't do that. That's where it hurt us.''

Boston defenseman Matt Grzelcyk fired a shot off the crossbar, the best opportunity for either side in the overtime.

NOTES: Injuries are piling up for the Bruins. D Connor Clifton (upper body) and C David Krejci (lower body) were scratched after suffering injuries in Sunday's 3-2 win over Buffalo. They join D Charlie McAvoy (lower body), D Torey Krug (upper body) who are also out injured. . Boston D Zdeno Chara played in his 1,525th game and moved past Brendan Shanahan into 18th place on the career list. ... Devils D Will Butcher (lower body) returned after missing one game.

UP NEXT:

Bruins: Host Columbus on Thursday

Devils: At New York Islanders on Thursday

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123OTSOT
BOS24-7-10
110002
NJ14-19-6
011013
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Backes RW00021/1007:570
P. Bergeron C00-1310/13019:440
A. Bjork LW00000/0013:100
B. Carlo D01-120/0027:222
Z. Chara D00010/0027:500
C. Coyle C00024/6019:030
J. DeBrusk LW00000/0013:351
M. Grzelcyk D01020/0223:411
S. Kampfer D00020/0012:231
S. Kuraly C01003/1015:270
J. Lauzon D00-120/0215:401
P. Lindholm C00002/1011:420
B. Marchand LW10-120/0220:462
J. Moore D00010/0018:090
J. Nordstrom LW10020/0212:061
D. Pastrnak RW01-190/0021:060
B. Ritchie RW00001/0011:191
C. Wagner RW00002/1014:413
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Boqvist LW00010/0008:521
J. Bratt RW10130/0215:230
W. Butcher D00000/0016:281
B. Coleman LW10150/0019:011
A. Greene D00110/0020:020
N. Gusev RW01240/0017:580
J. Hayden RW00010/0008:592
N. Hischier C011311/8020:030
J. Hughes C00-121/1014:190
M. Mueller D00010/0015:382
K. Palmieri RW00040/0017:431
D. Severson D00040/0025:421
W. Simmonds RW00-120/0014:352
P. Subban D01150/0219:563
S. Vatanen D01050/0026:470
M. Wood LW00-110/0014:404
P. Zacha C00013/8016:421
T. Zajac C00118/6219:260
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Halak (L)442420.95565:00
GOALIESSA
J. Halak (L)44
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
M. Blackwood (W)302280.93365:00
GOALIESSA
M. Blackwood (W)30
Patrice Bergeron shot on goal (Shootout shot)
BOS:GoalsShots
NJ:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • SHOOTOUT
    • NJ
      05:00GOAL Damon Severson (Shootout shot)
    • BOS
      05:00GOAL Chris Wagner (Shootout shot)
    • NJ
      05:00GOAL Jack Hughes (Shootout shot)
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • NJ
        13:11GOAL Jesper Bratt (Tip-in shot), Assists: P.K. Subban and Nico Hischier
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • NJ
        08:58GOAL Blake Coleman (Snap shot), Assists: Nikita Gusev and Sami Vatanen
      • BOS
        04:27GOAL Joakim Nordstrom (Backhand shot), Assists: Sean Kuraly and Brandon Carlo
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • BOS
        02:03(PP) GOAL Brad Marchand (Snap shot), Assists: David Pastrnak and Matt Grzelcyk
    PENALTIES
      • OVERTIME
        • NJ
          04:48Jesper Bratt penalty Hooking - 2 min.
      • 3RD PERIOD
        • BOS
          07:55Joakim Nordstrom penalty Tripping - 2 min.
        • BOS
          02:34Jeremy Lauzon penalty Interference - 2 min.
      • 2ND PERIOD
        • BOS
          09:20Matt Grzelcyk penalty Tripping - 2 min.
        • NJ
          09:07Travis Zajac penalty Tripping - 2 min.
        • BOS
          09.0Brad Marchand penalty Tripping - 2 min.
      • 1ST PERIOD
        • NJ
          01:17P.K. Subban penalty Interference - 2 min.
      TEAM STATS
      BOS
      NJ
      Shots on Goal3044
      Goals in Power Play10
      Faceoff Wins2323
      Penalties43
      Major Penalties00
      Minor Penalties43
      Misconducts00
      TEAM STATS
      BOS
      Shots on Goal30
      Goals in Power Play1
      Faceoff Wins23
      Penalties4
      Major Penalties0
      Minor Penalties4
      Misconducts0
      123OTSOT
      BOS24-7-10
      110002
      NJ14-19-6
      011013
      STARS OF THE GAME
      6.7 %SHOT %4.5 %
      0.955 %SAVE %0.933 %
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      D. Backes RW00021/1007:570
      P. Bergeron C00-1310/13019:440
      A. Bjork LW00000/0013:100
      B. Carlo D01-120/0027:222
      Z. Chara D00010/0027:500
      C. Coyle C00024/6019:030
      J. DeBrusk LW00000/0013:351
      M. Grzelcyk D01020/0223:411
      S. Kampfer D00020/0012:231
      S. Kuraly C01003/1015:270
      J. Lauzon D00-120/0215:401
      P. Lindholm C00002/1011:420
      B. Marchand LW10-120/0220:462
      J. Moore D00010/0018:090
      J. Nordstrom LW10020/0212:061
      D. Pastrnak RW01-190/0021:060
      B. Ritchie RW00001/0011:191
      C. Wagner RW00002/1014:413
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      J. Boqvist LW00010/0008:521
      J. Bratt RW10130/0215:230
      W. Butcher D00000/0016:281
      B. Coleman LW10150/0019:011
      A. Greene D00110/0020:020
      N. Gusev RW01240/0017:580
      J. Hayden RW00010/0008:592
      N. Hischier C011311/8020:030
      J. Hughes C00-121/1014:190
      M. Mueller D00010/0015:382
      K. Palmieri RW00040/0017:431
      D. Severson D00040/0025:421
      W. Simmonds RW00-120/0014:352
      P. Subban D01150/0219:563
      S. Vatanen D01050/0026:470
      M. Wood LW00-110/0014:404
      P. Zacha C00013/8016:421
      T. Zajac C00118/6219:260
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      J. Halak (L)442420.95565:00
      GOALIESSA
      J. Halak (L)44
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      M. Blackwood (W)302280.93365:00
      GOALIESSA
      M. Blackwood (W)30
      STARS OF THE GAME
      123OTSOT
      BOS24-7-10
      110002
      NJ14-19-6
      011013
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      D. Backes RW00021/1007:570
      P. Bergeron C00-1310/13019:440
      A. Bjork LW00000/0013:100
      B. Carlo D01-120/0027:222
      Z. Chara D00010/0027:500
      C. Coyle C00024/6019:030
      J. DeBrusk LW00000/0013:351
      M. Grzelcyk D01020/0223:411
      S. Kampfer D00020/0012:231
      S. Kuraly C01003/1015:270
      J. Lauzon D00-120/0215:401
      P. Lindholm C00002/1011:420
      B. Marchand LW10-120/0220:462
      J. Moore D00010/0018:090
      J. Nordstrom LW10020/0212:061
      D. Pastrnak RW01-190/0021:060
      B. Ritchie RW00001/0011:191
      C. Wagner RW00002/1014:413
      Total2403023/238-13
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      J. Boqvist LW00010/0008:521
      J. Bratt RW10130/0215:230
      W. Butcher D00000/0016:281
      B. Coleman LW10150/0019:011
      A. Greene D00110/0020:020
      N. Gusev RW01240/0017:580
      J. Hayden RW00010/0008:592
      N. Hischier C011311/8020:030
      J. Hughes C00-121/1014:190
      M. Mueller D00010/0015:382
      K. Palmieri RW00040/0017:431
      D. Severson D00040/0025:421
      W. Simmonds RW00-120/0014:352
      P. Subban D01150/0219:563
      S. Vatanen D01050/0026:470
      M. Wood LW00-110/0014:404
      P. Zacha C00013/8016:421
      T. Zajac C00118/6219:260
      Total2404423/236-19
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      J. Halak (L)442420.95565:00
      GOALIESSA
      J. Halak (L)44
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      M. Blackwood (W)302280.93365:00
      GOALIESSA
      M. Blackwood (W)30
      GOALS
      • SHOOTOUT
        • 3RD PERIOD
        • 2ND PERIOD
        • 1ST PERIOD
        PENALTIES
          • OVERTIME
          • 3RD PERIOD
          • 2ND PERIOD
          • 1ST PERIOD
          • SHOOTOUT
          • OVERTIME
          • 3RD PERIOD
          • 2ND PERIOD
          • 1ST PERIOD

          123OTSOT
          BOS24-7-10
          110002
          NJ14-19-6
          011013
          TEAM STATS
          4.39
          GF AVG
          3.13
          GA AVG
          1.13
          Power Play
          2.97
          GF AVG
          4.00
          GA AVG
          .61
          Power Play
          All times are US/Eastern.