Oct 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) reacts after scoring the game winning goal during the third period against the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins

 

Oct 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) scores the game winning goal past Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during the third period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils (29-26-13) and Boston Bruins (46-17-5) will meet tonight at the Prudential Center for the first time this season on “Retro Night.”

The Devils managed to steal a win in their last meeting on October 26th at the TD Garden in Boston.

Tonight marks the beginning of a tough homestand where the Devils will face 5 playoff teams in their 5-game homestand.

Winning a lot of these games could give the team the confidence to make a playoff run but losses could effectively end the season.

Mar 11, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) kisses the names of his children on the back of his mask before game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. The Devils defeated the Flyers, 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Martin Brodeur (17-12-4) will be tonight’s starter. Brodeur is coming off of his first loss (4-1) since the Olympic break. Brodeur gave up 3 goals in a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Not much can be said on which goalie deserves to start due to the extremely lackluster performance by the defense of the Devils but it is starting to resemble what was apparent in the beginning of the season.

Maybe the wins aren’t warranted, but Martin Brodeur is getting wins while Cory Schneider (0-3) is not coming out of the break. Whether it’s goal support or lackluster defense or lackluster scoring, Pete DeBoer is known for just leaving alone what is getting wins.

Well, most of the time.

Eric Gelinas will make a return to the lineup tonight. Bryce Salvador Anton Volchenkov will sit in his place as a healthy scratch. The crossed out text says it all.

Due to Ryan Carter‘s recent injury, Tim Sestito has been called up and hurdles over Jacob Josefson and will play tonight.

Unbelievable. Apparently, Josefson thinks the same thing.

The New Jersey Devils stand 5 points out of a playoff spot so it is certainly an uphill climb now. Personally, I always cling to the hope of the postseason but it is not looking good.

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