This Tuesday, there is a matchup between two Eastern Conference teams as the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils will face off at about 7:00 PM. This will be the second meeting between these teams this season and it will take place at the Prudential Center.
Bruins Look To Get Back On TrackSo far this season, the Boston Bruins have looked like the best team in the entire league. The Bruins currently have 29 points which is tied for the most in the entire league with the Blues. As a result, the Bruins currently have a three-point cushion for first place in the Atlantic Division over the Canadiens. However, the Bruins enter this game in below average form as they are currently on a two-game losing streak. Now, Boston will look to get back to its winning ways against New Jersey. Luckily, the Bruins already beat the Devils about a month ago so they should be able to get the job done once again in this game.
Leading the Bruins offensively is right-wingerDavid Pastrnak who has looked great this season. He already has 17 goals and 15 assists through the first 20 games of the regular season. As of right now, Pastrnak is in serious contention for the Hart Memorial Trophy and he will look to add to add another solid performance to this season's collection on Tuesday night on the road.
The starting goalie for the Bruins in this game will be Tuukka Rask who has been unbelievable so far this season. He has an 8-2-2 record with a 2.14 GAA and a .927 save percentage. This season, Rask has a 1-0-0 record along with a 0.00 GAA and a 1.000 save percentage against the Devils as he shut them out back on October 12. Now, he will look for another great performance against them on the road.
Devils Look To Extend Winning StreakSo far this season, the New Jersey Devils have looked like a below average team in the Eastern Conference. The Devils currently have 18 points which puts them in a tie for last place in the Metropolitan Division with the Blue Jackets and the Rangers. However, the Devils enter this game in decent form as they are currently on a two-game winning streak. Now, New Jersey will look to extend that winning streak at home on Tuesday despite having just a 3-3-4 record at the Prudential Center. New Jersey had a lot of preseason expectations due to the acquisition of some high-profile names during the offseason. Perhaps they can make enough plays to help the Devils get this victory.
Leading the Devils offensively is left-winger Taylor Hall who has looked pretty good this season. He already has 17 through the first 19 games of the regular season. However, Hall only has found the back of the net twice which is a bit odd due to his elite scoring ability. Now, the former Hart Memorial Trophy will look to lead his team to another victory against one of the best teams in the league.
The starting goalie for the Devils in this game will be Mackenzie Blackwood who has been surprisingly great so far this season. He has a 7-4-3 record with a 2.79 GAA and a .904 save percentage. Last season, Blackwood had a 1-1-0 record along with a 1.52 GAA and a .958 save percentage against the Bruins. Now, he will look to experience similar levels of success against them.
Trends found on Covers.com, are:
- Bruins are 31-10 in their last 41 Tuesday games.
- Bruins are 20-7 in their last 27 vs. Metropolitan.
- Devils are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in New Jersey.