Jaromir Jagr's goal lifts the Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins 1, New Jersey Devils 0

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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.

Boston right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) is congratulated by teammates after scoring the only goal in the game as the Bruins stopped New Jersey on Thursday in Boston.  CHARLES KRUPA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLES KRUPA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Boston right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) is congratulated by teammates after scoring the only goal in the game as the Bruins stopped New Jersey on Thursday in Boston.

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.

CANADIENS 4, JETS 1

In Montreal, Michael Ryder scored two goals and set up another, and the Canadiens downed Winnipeg to hand the Jets their fifth consecutive loss.

Brian Gionta and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Montreal.

CAPITALS 2, ISLANDERS 1 (SO)

In Washington, Mike Green scored his fifth goal in four games, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and then was perfect in the shootout, and the Capitals’ long, slow comeback toward a playoff spot took another big step with a 2-1 shootout win over New York.

Holtby denied Frans Nielsen, Brad Boyes and John Tavares in the shootout for the Capitals, who moved into a tie on points with Winnipeg atop the Southeast Division after the Jets lost 4-1 at Montreal.

FLYERS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3

In Toronto, former Maple Leafs enforcer Jay Rosehill scored the winning goal, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves for surging Philadelphia, which beat the Maple Leafs for their fourth consecutive victory.

Simon Gagne, Jakub Voracek, Brayden Schenn and Luke Schenn also scored for Philadelphia.

LIGHTNING 6, HURRICANES 0

In Raleigh, N.C, Ben Bishop earned a shutout in his debut with Tampa Bay and the Lightning routed the reeling Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on Thursday night.

Bishop, acquired a day earlier from Ottawa, stopped a career-high 45 shots.

Teddy Purcell, Tom Pyatt and Keith Aulie scored during the Lightning’s three-goal second period.

Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists.

BLUE JACKETS 3, PREDATORS 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Marian Gaborik scored the go-ahead goal at 4:16 of the third period and added an assist in his debut with Columbus, helping the Blue Jackets beat the Predators.

The Blue Jackets won for just the seventh time in Nashville.


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