Thursday, the Bruins lost a close game vs the Devils. When the Devils scored their third goal of the night, the shots were 15 all, so it’s not like it was a blowout in any way, shape, or form.
The first period was a great defensive performance from each team. The goaltenders, Halak and Blackwood, shined with great saves at defining moments. But aside from that, the first period was relatively uneventful.
The second period came with a barrage of goals from New Jersey, scoring all of their three goals in the period. Kyle Palmieri scored his first of two goals a minute and a half into the period with a wrister off a great backhanded pass from Jack Hughes. Nine minutes later, Palmieri netted his second of the night on a short-handed breakaway after an intercepted Charlie McAvoy pass. On the same powerplay, Palmieri gave the puck right to Jake Debrusk in front of his own net, and he sent it right past Blackwood. The Devil’s last goal of the game came from a one-timer in front of the net during a four on four. Pavel Zacha snapped that one home.
The Bruins tried their best to claw back into the game in the third period, but their burst of offensive power was just too little too late. David Pastrňák scored an absolute rocket from the blue line that deflected off of a Devil, with one minute remaining.
The Bruins had many good chances after that, but Blackwood stood his ground in net to secure the road win for the Devils.
The Bruins will take on the Flyers on Sunday in Lake Tahoe.