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Chara's Goal Helps Bruins To 4-1 Win Over Devils

New Jersey Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder (7) vies for the puck with Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) during the second period of the game in Boston on Tuesday. (AP)
New Jersey Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder (7) vies for the puck with Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) during the second period of the game in Boston on Tuesday. (AP)

Zdeno Chara broke a tie midway through the second period and Milan Lucic scored his 30th goal of the season late in the third as the Boston Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night.

The Devils, who committed one penalty in their previous two games, were called for five in the first two periods, and the Bruins' struggling power-play unit finally came through. Boston had scored just twice on its previous 34 power-play opportunities entering the game.

New Jersey took a 1-0 lead on Ilya Kovalchuk's 27th goal at 11:05 of the first period. Shawn Thornton tied it less than six minutes later.

Boston won for just the second time in eight games after winning seven straight. New Jersey is 1-3 after going 23-3-2 in its previous 28 games.

This program aired on March 23, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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