BOSTON - Milan Lucic scored two goals, and Niklas Svedberg earned his second NHL shutout behind three periods of stifling Boston defence as the Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Thursday night.
Svedberg faced only 14 shots. Boston held New Jersey to three in the opening period and four in the second, three coming on a late power play that did nothing to spark the Devils.
David Krejci and Torey Krug assisted on Lucic's power-play goal with 1:10 left in the first, and Carl Soderberg added an unassisted goal 8:31 into the second for the only scoring until Lucic tapped in an empty-netter with 12 seconds remaining.
Patrice Bergeron, who scored the winner Wednesday in Boston's overtime victory at Pittsburgh, and Chris Kelly assisted on the final goal. It was the 700th career game for both.