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Bruins withstand third period attack and take 4-1 victory

15:37: As expected, the Devils are coming at the B’s with everything they’ve got in the third, but so far the D and Tim Thomas [1] are holding their end of the bargain up. Little extended shoving match between Andrew Ference [2] and Jamie Langenbruner after the last whistle.

The Bruins keep piling it on in the third. Brian Gionta hit the side of the net with a snipe when Thomas lost sight of the puck on a Devils’ rush.

9:57: Zdeno Chara [3] sent to the box for two minutes for a roughing penalty after throwing a quick punch at Bobby Holik behind the Bruins bench. Chara and Holik have been going at it all game long.

The Bruins survived a frantic Devils attack in the third period that saw them outshot by a 17-3 margin, and take a huge 4-1 win over New Jersey. The win clinches the Northeast Division crown for the Bruins, and pushes the Devils back to five points behind the Black and Gold.