BOSTON - Ryan Spooner scored the lone shootout goal and Jonas Gustavsson made 29 saves to lift the Boston Bruins over the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Sunday.
Loui Eriksson had a goal in the first period for Boston, which improved to 11-1-3 in its last 15 games and pulled within one point of first-place Montreal in the Atlantic Division.
Andy Greene scored in the second for the Devils, who have managed only five goals in the last five games. They've dropped three straight and four of five.
Spooner scored over the right shoulder of goalie Cory Schneider on the Bruins' first attempt. Schneider made 38 saves but is winless in his last four starts against Boston.