BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored the decisive shootout goal after teammate Nathan Horton forced overtime late in the third period and the Boston Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Boston’s Tyler Seguin and New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk scored on their teams’ first shot during the shootout. Then both teams failed on their next four attempts.
But Marchand put the puck between goalie Johan Hedberg’s pads and the Bruins won when Marek Zidlicky’s shot hit Tuukka Rask’s left pad.
David Clarkson had put New Jersey ahead with his fourth goal of the season on a power play at 8:30 of the second period. Horton tied the game with his third goal with 4:05 left in regulation.
The Bruins are 5-0-1 and lead the Eastern Conference with 11 points. That matches their best start since 1970-71, the last time they earned points in each of their first six games.
The Devils remained unbeaten in regulation but fell to 3-0-2.
Also on Tuesday:
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Michal Handzus scored the lone goal in a shootout on the first attempt to give unbeaten San Jose a victory over Anaheim. Logan Couture scored for San Jose with less than three minutes left in the third period to tie the game at 2.
NEW YORK — Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal before leaving with an injury in the third period and Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves to lift New York over Philadelphia.
PITTSBURGH — Matt Moulson scored a goal and assisted on another, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 37 shots and New York dominated listless Pittsburgh.
Maple Leafs 4
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Matt Frattin scored his second goal of the game with 1.5 seconds left in overtime to lift Toronto over Buffalo.
MONTREAL — Tomas Plekanec scored a tiebreaking goal on a power play at 5:31 of the third period and Montreal beat Winnipeg for its fourth straight win.
OTTAWA — Sergei Gonchar scored on a power play with 2:30 left as Ottawa rebounded from a sluggish start to defeat Washington.
TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos scored his fourth goal of the season and Tampa Bay beat Florida.
Blue Jackets 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Columbus.
Red Wings 4
DETROIT — Valtteri Filppula scored two goals, both off passes from Pavel Datsyuk, in Detroit’s victory over Dallas.