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New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins – Game 1 of 3 – October 26, 2013

The New Jersey Devils will continue to look to right their wrongs against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden tonight in their only trip to Boston, Massachusetts this season.

Oct 24, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (not pictured) hits the post in the shootout against Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) at the Prudential Center. The Canucks defeated the Devils 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Devils will have Martin Brodeur in net tonight. Cory Schneider did not make the trip tonight due to lingering soreness and his status for Tuesday’s game against Tampa Bay is currently in question. Brodeur was going to start this game no matter what.

Eric Gelinas will be paired with Adam Larsson once again and one can only hope that those two mesh well together and that Gelinas stays in the NHL to help this team.

Peter Harrold, Mattias Tedenby, and Jacob Josefson will be scratches once again and Mark Fayne is back in there paired with Andy Greene.

Bryce Salvador is on his way back to New Jersey (death in the family) and will be available for Tuesday’s game.

Keith Kinkaid has also been brought up to back up Brodeur while Schneider remains injured.

Now that Bryce Salvador is returning, it will be interesting to see who will be sent back down to Albany. If Eric Gelinas has another good game tonight, how can you deny him a roster spot in favor of Harrold. The problem is, with DeBoer and his “favorite,” anything can be possible.

The Devils had a good game on Thursday against the Canucks and got shorted by the shootout. Everyone is looking to keep that kind of level of play up to that standard and if they do, I believe the wins will come eventually.

They also need to find a way to keep the game out of the shootout as it is clearly not their strong suit.

The teams in the Metropolitan Divison aren’t too far apart and the Devils still have a chance to gain some much-needed ground in the standings, both in the division and in the Eastern Conference.

 

Topics: Boston Bruins, Eric Gelinas, New Jersey Devils

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