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Jagr's goal in Bruins debut yields a victory

Published April 4, 2013 11:10 pm

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Boston • Jaromir Jagr scored off his skate in his Bruins debut and Tuukka Rask stopped 40 shots to lead Boston to a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

Acquired from Dallas this week shortly before the trade deadline, Jagr joined the Bruins for the pregame skate Thursday morning and quickly endeared himself to the Boston fans. Brad Marchand's centering pass went off Jagr's left skate and past Martin Brodeur to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead with 80 seconds gone in the second period.

Rask earned his third shutout of the season. Brodeur made 25 saves for the Devils.

The Bruins keep pace with Montreal, which entered the night with a one-point lead in the Northeast Division. New Jersey, the defending Eastern Conference champions, fell into ninth and out of playoff position.

Capitals 2, Islanders 1 (SO) • At Washington, Mike Green scored his fifth goal in four games, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and then was perfect in the shootout, and Washington's long, slow comeback toward a playoff spot took another big step with a shootout win over New York.

Lightning 5, Hurricanes 0 • At Raleigh, N.C., Ben Bishop earned a shutout in his debut with Tampa Bay and the Lightning routed reeling Carolina.

Bishop, acquired Wednesday from Ottawa for promising rookie Cory Conacher, stopped a career-high 45 shots. EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 38 28 10 0 56 125 94

N.Y. Islanders 38 18 16 4 40 109 117

N.Y. Rangers 36 18 15 3 39 88 87

New Jersey 37 15 13 9 39 89 101

Philadelphia 37 17 17 3 37 105 114

Northeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Montreal 37 24 8 5 53 118 90

Boston 36 24 8 4 52 101 77

Ottawa 36 19 11 6 44 91 79

Toronto 37 20 13 4 44 115 105

Buffalo 37 14 17 6 34 98 114

Southeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Washington 37 18 17 2 38 109 105

Winnipeg 39 18 19 2 38 94 119

Carolina 36 16 18 2 34 96 111

Tampa Bay 36 16 18 2 34 117 106

Florida 37 12 19 6 30 91 127

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 36 27 5 4 58 122 80

Detroit 37 18 14 5 41 96 98

St. Louis 35 19 14 2 40 102 97

Columbus 37 16 14 7 39 90 98

Nashville 38 15 15 8 38 93 103

Northwest Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Vancouver 37 20 11 6 46 98 93

Minnesota 37 21 14 2 44 100 97

Edmonton 37 16 14 7 39 99 102

Calgary 35 13 18 4 30 96 126

Colorado 36 12 20 4 28 87 114

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 37 25 7 5 55 116 92

Los Angeles 37 21 13 3 45 107 91

San Jose 36 19 11 6 44 92 88

Phoenix 37 16 15 6 38 101 104

Dallas 36 16 17 3 35 96 112

Thursday's Games

Washington 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, SO

St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, SO

Boston 1, New Jersey 0

Philadelphia 5, Toronto 3

Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 0

Montreal 4, Winnipeg 1

Columbus 3, Nashville 1

Phoenix 4, Detroit 2

Vancouver 4, Edmonton 0

Los Angeles 3, Minnesota 0

Friday's Games

Ottawa at Buffalo, 5 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

Columbus at St. Louis, 6 p.m.

Detroit at Colorado, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Calgary at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.