New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Boston Bruins 5
- Attendance: 16,514 (sellout)
- Three Stars: 1. Adam McQuaid (BOS) 2. Taylor Hall (NJD) 3. Torey Krug – (BOS)
**See @NJDevils on twitter and newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**
**Tonight’s game was the conclusion of the Devils Inaugural Trip. See @NJDevils on twitter and newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**
The Devils lost, 3-5, their fourth consecutive game (0-4-0) from Feb. 6-11, which matches their season-long streak set last month (also, 0-4-0, Jan. 20-25). The Devils were also swept, 0-2-1, by the Bruins in their 2017-18 season series, going win-less for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
Center Travis Zajac was awarded a penalty shot at 6:06 of the first period while New Jersey was shorthanded (P. Bergeron – holding the stick). Zajac was denied by Bruins’ netminder Anton Khudobin. It was the second-time this season that the club was awarded a penalty shot while shorthanded (Oct. 28 vs. ARI; Brian Gbbons vs. L. Domingue; Goal).
Miles Wood scored on a breakaway to tie the game at 1-1 at 16:26 of the first period. It was the Boston College alumnus’ 15th of the season and his first point since Dec. 30 at BUF. Wood’s goal tied the game at 1-1. BOS D Torey Krug scored the game’s opening goal (unassisted) less than three minutes before Wood’s tally.
The Bruin’s took to the lead, 2-1, with just three seconds remaining in the opening period. B’s forward Tim Schaller’s shot. The referee confirmed his original call that the puck did completely cross the goal line with the NHL Situation Room in T
Taylor Hall, led New Jersey’s resurgence, scoring his 21st goal of the season. Last night at Columbus, Hall’s personal 12-game, points-streak, 8G-9A-17PTS from Jan. 2 -Feb. 8. was snapped. Hall compensated his 0PT night Saturday evening, by adding the primary assist on Kyle Palmieri’s goal, that tied the game at 3-3 going into the third period. Hall has 17-multi-points game this season.
Palmieri’s goal was his 13th of the season and has goals in back-to-backs. Palmieri was the only player that had at least one point in NJD’s 1-6 loss at Nationwide Arena.
The Devils are 2-3-4 when the score is tied after two periods this season.
The third period was score-less until Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid broke the tie at 11:55. It was his first goal of the season. The Bruins added an empty-netter to seal the win at 5-3.
Eddie Lack started his first game as a Devil and stopped XX of XX for the XXXXX to improve to X-X-X this season. It was his first start at the NHL level since as a member of the Calgary Flames.
Tomorrow: Travel Day – no practice
Tuesday: 11:30AM Morning Skate at Wells Fargo Center
7PM at Philadelphia Flyers
Thursday: 10:30AM Morning Skate
7PM vs. Carolina Hurricanes