Bruins outlast New Jersey, 3-2

The Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. The difference between the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils was more than just two goals by Bryan Smolinski. It was intensity.

The Bruins held their intensity after falling behind 2-0. The Devils lost their's and eventually the game.

Smolinski tied the game late in the second period and got the winner right in front with 5:42 to play to give the Bruins a 3-2 victory last night.

''We just kept battling,'' Bruins coach Brian Sutter said after his team snapped a two-game losing streak and evened its record at 3-3 on its current eight-game road trip.

''I think we knew if we stayed with it, we'd get our chances,'' Sutter added. ''We got really big efforts from Bryan and Mariusz (Czerkawski) and Blaine (Lacher) had some big saves after the second goal.''

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