The New Jersey Devils look for their first victory of the season on Saturday when they visit TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins. The Devils were defeated by the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday 4-3 in a shootout to lose their fourth straight. Nikita Gusev, Damon Severson and Kyle Palmieri each scored in the loss for New Jersey. MacKenzie Blackwood stopped 19 shots in net.
Boston fell to 3-1 on the season following its 4-2 loss to Colorado. The Bruins had two goals disallowed in video reviews in their first loss of the season. Zdeno Chara and David Pastrnak scored for the Bruins in the loss. Each disallowed goal would have broken a tie with one taking place in the second period and one at the start of the third period.
Blake Coleman and Kyle Palmieri lead the Devils in goals scored with two, while Taylor Hall is leading in assists with three and Palmieri leads in points with three. In net, MacKenzie Blackwood is 0-1-2 with goals against of 4.90 and saves percentage of .821. New Jersey is scoring an average of 2.25 goals per game and allowing an average of 4.50 per game.
Brad Marchand leads Boston in goals scored with three and in points with four. David Pastrnak is the leader in assists with three. Tuukka Rask is 2-0-0 with goals against of 2.00 and saves percentage of .937. Boston is scoring an average of 2.25 goals per game while allowing an average of 2.00 per game.