Boston (24-5-4) at New Jersey (19-9-3), 7:00 pm EST
NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) — The Boston Bruins look to extend
their winning streak to a season-high six games when they face
the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.
A rash of injuries did not slow down the Bruins on Sunday as
rookie Blake Wheeler scored two goals during a 6-3 victory over
the St. Louis Blues.
Boston suffered a dent in its offensive scheme when Marco Sturm,
Patrice Bergeron and Aaron Ward were placed on injured reserve
this week. However, registering at least four goals for the
seventh straight time in a win helped ease the pain of those
“We’ve done so well on the road, and at the start of a long
trip, two points are important,” Boston coach Claude Julien
said. “Now, seeing our guys get it together on the power play
in road games has been tremendous, because it’s been super at
home. Getting off to a good start is always big, as well, and
our special teams were a big part of that, too.”
The Bruins, who are making their second stop on a five-game road
trip, will take a club that is playing nearly as well as they
The Devils are 12-2-1 over their last 15 games. New Jersey
posted its third straight win Sunday, earning a 3-2 shootout win
over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Scott Clemmensen continues to fill in admirably for four-time
Vezina Trophy winner Martin Brodeur, who will be out until late
February or March due to an elbow injury that required surgery.
Clemmensen is 11-3-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .921
save percentage on the season.