NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Patrice Bergeron scored in each of the last two periods Wednesday to lead a Boston onslaught and bring the Bruins a 6-1 win over New Jersey.
The defending Stanley Cup champions moved within a point of the New York Rangers for the best record in the Eastern Conference with their eighth win in nine games. Boston bounced back from a 4-2 setback at the hands of Dallas on New Year's Eve.
Bergeron recorded the only score of the second and then opened a three-goal third by beating Martin Brodeur 2:13 into the stanza. Bergeron has nine goals for the season.
Brodeur gave up all six goals on 25 shots.