In an unfortunate turn of events, the Devils lose again to the Bruins. It was a similar game the last time these two teams met, with the Devils scoring first and then allowing the game to get away from them. Although New Jersey played a much better game, the result was just about the same.
Petr Sykora scored in the first giving the Devils a 1-0 lead. The score would remain that way until the fateful third period, where the Devils inability to score would come back to bite them. Boston demonstrated incredible patience, while weathering the storm of the Devils early attack.
The Bruins came out in the third period and would not be denied. Andrew Ference scored first and the rout was on. The Bruins would score three more goals in the period, giving Boston a 4-1 victory. The Devils showed once again that they were unable to handle the pressure of the Bruins.
The Rangers and the Flyers both lost, which would have given the Devils an opportunity to climb in the standings. Hopefully this loss doesn’t ruin the Devils homestand. The Devils just finished a solid road trip and started the homestand off well against Winnipeg. This looks to be a critical part of the season with the Flyers coming to the “Rock” on Saturday.