NHL: Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils

New Jersey Devils center Pavel Zacha, left, scores the game-winning goal past Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak and defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) in overtime at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. 

Pavel Zacha scored his second goal of the game with 2:18 left in overtime Tuesday night as the New Jersey Devils won their home finale by coming back from a pair of one-goal deficits to beat the Boston Bruins, 4-3, in Newark, N.J.

Zacha shuffled the puck as he bore in on the crease before flicking a backhand over Jaroslav Halak's glove shoulder to give the Devils (18-28-7, 43 points) their fourth win in the last five games.

Jesper Boqvist and Yegor Sharangovich scored game-tying goals in the third for the Devils. Mackenzie Blackwood made 33 saves.

Patrice Bergeron, Taylor Hall and Sean Kuraly scored for the Bruins (31-14-7, 69 points), who had a four-game winning streak snapped and missed a chance to move closer to the second-place Washington Capitals and lengthen their lead over the fourth-place New York Islanders in the East Division. Boston is two points behind the idle Capitals (33-14-5, 71 points) and one point ahead of the Islanders (31-16-6, 68 points), who fell to the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, in a shootout.

Halak recorded 17 saves.

Zacha opened the scoring 8:42 into the first before Bergeron tied the score at 4:36 of the second. Hall accidentally put the Bruins ahead a little less than 10 minutes later, when Matt Grzelcyk's shot glanced off Hall as he leaped in front of Blackwood and fluttered into the net with 5:58 remaining. The goal was upheld after a goalie interference challenge by the Devils.

The teams traded goals in a span of 3:31 just before and after the midway point of the third. A shot by Damon Severson ticked off the skate of Charlie McAvoy and to Boqvist, who tucked the shot over Halak's right pad with 10:50 left.

The Bruins retook the lead with 9:18 remaining, when David Pastrnak's pass into the crease glanced off the stick of Kuraly as Severson tried closing in. But the Devils tied the game 1:59 later when a streaking Sharangovich took a pass from Severson and beat Halak on the breakaway.

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