Bruins beat Devils in shootout, sit 1 point behind Canadiens

December 20, 2015 - 2:59 pm

The Bruins continued gaining ground on the Canadiens on Sunday with a 2-1 shootout win over the Devils at TD Garden. With the win, the B's improved to 19-9-4 with 42 points on the season, putting them just one point behind the Atlantic Division-leading Habs with two games in hand. Ryan Spooner scored the only goal of the shootout, with Bruins backup Jonas Gustavsson stopping all three shooters he faced. The Bruins got their regulation from Loui Eriksson in the first period. The overtime session began with a two-minute 4-on-3 for Boston, as Matt Beleskey was hauled down by Adam Henrique while trying to jam in a rebound from a Zdeno Chara shot in the final seconds of regulation. The Bruins went 0-or-1 on the power play on the night, as that was Boston's only man advantage of the game. The Bruins next play Tuesday, when they host the Blues at TD Garden for their final game before the holiday break.