The Bruins hosted the Dougie Hamilton-less New Jersey Devils Tuesday night, as Boston picked up a 5-3 win while Oskar Steen picked up his first NHL goal.
Within 2:53 seconds into the game, Curtis Lazar would open the scoring for the B’s, and the Bruins played a clean period with no penalties and took a 1-0 lead.
A flurry of goals would highlight the second period. Four total goals were scored in the second — three of the four happened within 3:05 seconds into the period. A neutralizing goal by Nathan Bastian would tie it at 1-1, but Steen would score his first NHL goal to retake the lead for the Bruins. Tomas Tartar would keep the game alive for the Devils, but Trent Frederic would do his best Houdini impression to score a goal that he backhanded past Mackenzie Blackwood. The Bruins will hold a 3-2 lead going into the third.
The Bruins’ power-play finally got a chance early in the third period but the special teams unit didn’t find the back of the net. Damon Severson would tie it up for the Devils at 3-3, but the Bruins would take the lead thanks to a shot and rebound by David Pastrnak. Brandon Carlo joined the fun and score an empty netter to close the game out 5-3.
Bruins Player Of The Game: Oskar Steen
In his season debut, Steen tallied 11:45 seconds of ice time, score one goal, and get credited with four hits. Not bad for a player who was just called up today.
The Bruins look to continue their winning streak since the holiday break. They will go up against the Wild on January 6th at TD Garden.