BOSTON -- Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves on his 35th birthday and the New York Rangers got third-period goals from Pavel Buchnevich and Oscar Lindberg to beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night.
New York, which has beaten Boston five straight times, outscored the Bruins 12-5 while sweeping the three-game season series.
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Lundqvist stymied the Bruins on several outstanding chances and improved to 25-12-2 against Boston with a 1.93 goals-against average. He earned his 403rd NHL win, tying Grant Fuhr for 10th on the career list.
Brad Marchand scored his team-leading 29th goal for the Bruins to cut it to 2-1 at 12:56 of the third. David Backes extinguished any final hopes for Boston when he was whistled for goaltender interference with 2:22 remaining (see full recap).
Capitals blank Devils, extend home win streak to 14
WASHINGTON -- The NHL-leading Washington Capitals won their franchise-record 14th consecutive home game, beating the New Jersey Devils 1-0 thanks to rookie forward Jakub Vrana's power-play goal with about 12 minutes left in the third period Thursday night.
Capitals goalie Braden Holtby only needed to make 15 saves for his eighth shutout of the season. New Jersey's previous season low for shots on goal was 17.
Washington's streak in the nation's capital began on New Year's Day; the team's last defeat on home ice came was 2-1 via shootout on Dec. 29 against -- yes, that's right -- the Devils (see full recap).
Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets shut out Wild in showdown
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Brandon Saad broke a scoreless tie in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 on Thursday night.
Saad got his 19th goal of the year 4:32 into the final frame when he charged in to get his own rebound and poked it past Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk, who played an otherwise excellent game. Dubnyk had 39 saves for the Wild, who lost for the first time in three games.
Bobrovsky was every bit as outstanding for the Blue Jackets in the battle of the All-Star goalies, collecting his fourth shutout this season and the 16th of his career.
He made a sprawling save of a doorstep shot by Martin Hanzal with about two minutes left in the first, and came up with another big one in the second when Jason Zucker got a breakaway but couldn't penetrate. Zucker got another direct shot at the net in the third period that he couldn't get past the Russian goalie (see full recap).