Bruins sleep to 5-2 loss to Devils
Tonight in game #38 of the regular season, the Devils defeated an uninspired-looking Bruins team by a 5-2 score.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 0:25, Devils Damon Severson scored, giving the Devils a 1-0 lead. At 15:25, Devils Kyle Palmieri scored a power-play goal giving the Devils a 2-0 lead.
In the second period, at 15:07, Bruins Chris Wagner scored his 4th goal of the season, cutting the Devils lead to 2-1.
In the third period, at 4:15, Devils Blake Coleman scored, giving the Devils a 3-1 lead. At 12:43, Devils Nico Hischier scored, giving the Devils a 4-1 lead. At 17:05, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 12th goal of the season, cutting the Devils lead to 4-2. At 19:12, Devils Blake Coleman scored an empty-net power-play goal, giving the Devils a 5-2 lead.
Jaroslav Halak played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 32 shots.
The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and in shots 42-33. The Devils led the game in hits 28-20 and blocked shots 19-4. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Devils went 2-for-4.
Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots each. David Backes and John Moore led the Bruins with 4 hits each.
Noel Acciari, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Steven Kampfer and Charlie McAvoy were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Devils goalie Mackenzie Blackwood
2) Devils forward Blake Coleman
3) Devils defenseman Andy Greene
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 20-14-4 with 44 points in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they visit the Buffalo Sabres, at 7pm ET.