Monday, January 2, 2017

Struggling Devils shutout sleeping Bruins 3-0

Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils game recap video, on January 2, 2017.
Monday night the Bruins visited the struggling New Jersey Devils, but as Bruins fans have seen time and time again over the years, the Bruins made the Devils look like a good team. As Bruins Patrice Bergeron said after the game, they didn't show up, and the Devils would come away with a 3-0 win over the Bruins.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Devils PA Parenteau scored, giving the Devils a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Colin Miller dropped the gloves with Devils Miles Wood, after Wood laid out Bruins Kevan Miller with a big hit.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Devils Sergey Kalinin scored, giving the Devils a 2-0 lead. Later, Devils Taylor Hall scored an empty-net goal, giving the Devils a 3-0 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 23 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 19-8-0-3 with a 1.93 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 16-12 and blocked shots 8-5. The Devils led the game with a 53% faceoff percentage and shots 26-22. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Devils went 0-for-6.

Patrice Bergeron, Tim Schaller, David Pastrnak and Torey Krug all led the Bruins with 3 shots each. Anton Blidh and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 hits each.

David Backes, Jimmy Hayes and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-16-4 with 44 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 11-7-4 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday, when they host ex-Bruin Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers, at 7pm ET.

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