BOSTON (AP) _ Scott Niedermayer and Doug Bodger scored power-play goals Saturday night as the New Jersey Devils moved back into a three-way tie for the league's best overall record with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

The Devils, Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings all have 103 points in the chase for home ice throughout the playoffs. Boston entered the game tied with Buffalo for the Eastern Conference's fourth playoff spot, the last with home ice in the opening round.

Mike Dunham, making a rare start in place of Martin Brodeur, stopped 27 shots. It was the 11th start in 78 games for Dunham.

Brendan Morrison scored the other goal for New Jersey, which had lost four of five.

Steve Heinze and Landon Wilson scored third-period goals for the Bruins, who completed their season-series 0-2-2 against the Devils. It was the only conference team they failed to beat this season.

Niedermayer's goal gave the Devils a 1-0 lead 13:44 into the first period. He scored on the rebound after Bobby Holik collected a loose puck in front and slipped a backhander off the right post.

Bodger's short wrist shot from the top of the crease, after a pass from Patrik Elias from behind the net, beat Byron Dafoe to make it 2-0 at 8:30 of the second period.

Boston cut it to 2-1 on Heinze's power-play goal 3:46 into the third period, but Morrison restored New Jersey's two-goal lead just under five minutes later. Wilson scored his first goal of the season with 10:57 to play.

In the previous three games this year, the teams combined for only two goals in each.