Boston Bruins 20 pts (8-7-4)

@

New Jersey Devils 27 pts (12-5-3)

7 p.m. ET

Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

TV: NESN

Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub


Season Series/Schedule

Date

Game

GWG

22-Nov

BOS @ NJD

23-Jan

NJD @ BOS

11-Feb

BOS @ NJD


Team Leaders

Bruins

Devils

David Pastrnak, 17

Points

Taylor Hall, 21

David Pastrnak, 10

Goals

Brian Gibbons, 9

Bergeron/Krug/McAvoy, 8

Assists

Taylor Hall, 15

The Boston Bruins will be going for their third straight win tonight at the New Jersey Devils.  Bruce Cassidy held an optional skate this morning, so we are unsure exactly how the team will lineup.  The combinations down below are an educated guess at this point.

Here is what we do know. Anders Bjork, Brad Marchand and Torey Krug are all remain out.  Ryan Spooner will return to the lineup after missing the last 14 games with a groin injury and will play wing tonight.  Goaltender Anton Khudobin will start his third straight game.

What we don’t know is exactly where Spooner will slot into the lineup and who will come out for him.

The Devils have been one of the most surprising teams in the Eastern Conference.  Despite having eight players 23-years-old or younger on their roster, they find themselves at the top of the Metropolitan Division. 

One of those leading the youth movement in New Jersey is the top overall pick from last June’s NHL Entry Draft, Nico Hischier.  The 18-year-old center has three goals and 15 points in his first 20 games.

Our old friend Jimmy Hayes will dress for the Devils tonight after being a healthy scratch the last four games. 


Probable Bruins Lineup

FORWARDS

Danton Heinen - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Peter Cehlarik

Ryan Spooner - Riley Nash - Frank Vatrano

Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Rob O'Gara - Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller

GOALTENDER

Anton Khudobin (5-0-2, 2.17 GAA, .935 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D-Adam McQuaid (leg) out, RW-David Backes (colon) out, RW-Anders Bjork (undisclosed) out, LW-Brad Marchand (undisclosed) out, D-Torey Krug (upper-body) out


Probable Devils Lineup

FORWARDS

Taylor Hall -Travis Zajac - Jesper Bratt

Adam Henrique - Nico Hischier - Brian Gibbons

Miles Wood - Brian Boyle - Drew Stafford

Pavel Zacha - Blake Coleman - Jimmy Hayes

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Andy Greene - Steven Santini

John Moore - Damon Severson

Will Butcher - Ben Lovejoy

GOALTENDER

Cory Schneider (8-4-2, 2.88 GAA, .917 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT

LW-Marcus Johansson (concussion) out, D-Mirco Mueller (clavicle) out, RW-Kyle Palmieri (foot) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: Getty Images