Boston Bruins defeat New Jersey Devils, 4-1

NEWARK — In previous seasons, Michael Ryder’s moneymaker has been his wrist shot, which has few equals around the league.

But perhaps just as important to Ryder’s game are his legs.

“What we’ve done, I think, has not only helped him, but I think it’s also helped a lot of our players, too,’’ said Bruins coach Claude Julien, who has placed greater emphasis on skating and movement to create scoring chances. “We’re trying to skate a little bit more to create some offense. O...

NEWARK — Martin Brodeur leaned to his right, expecting Gregory Campbell, who had stickhandled behind the New Jersey net, to emerge from that side with the puck.

Campbell never emerged.

The fourth-line center slammed on the brakes, cut against the grain, looked the other way, and spotted Shawn Thornton open at the circle. With Brodeur expecting a wraparound, Thornton took Campbell’s feed, loaded his stick, and immediately snapped a rising puck into the net at 16:43 of...