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Devils look to continue winning ways vs. Bruins

Boston (39-9-7) at New Jersey (35-17-3) 7:00 p.m. EST

NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) — It’s not often the Boston Bruins
give up a lead in the third period.

Jumping in front of the streaking New Jersey Devils will be
imperative for the Bruins, particularly on Friday the 13th.

Boston was 26-0-2 when leading after two periods entering
Tuesday’s contest against the Western Conference-leading San
Jose Sharks. After carrying a one-goal advantage into the final
session, the Bruins surrendered four tallies in the third en
route to a 5-2 loss.

It was the first time in 10 games (6-1-3) Boston failed to earn
at least one point as it continues to sit atop the Eastern
Conference.

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While the Bruins continue to lead the conference, the Devils
have done their best to make up ground, closing January with a
season-high eight straight wins before dropping a 5-2 decision
to the Washington Capitals on February 3.

Given its satanic mascot, it seems only fitting that New Jersey
will try to earn its third consecutive win on a day associated
with horror movies and hockey-masked killers.

After shutting out the New York Rangers on Monday, the Devils
earned their third win in four games with a 4-2 victory over the
lowly New York Islanders on Wednesday.