The Boston Bruins had quite the week to say the least.
By grabbing wins on back-to-back nights, they remain near the top of the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. They had a chance to end the week on an extremely high note when they welcomed the New Jersey Devils into the TD Garden.
The Devils have been struggling to find an identity this season. After the loss of Ilya Kovalchuk, they have been in a downward spiral to the bottom of the conference. With only six points on the year coming into this game, a win against the Bruins would have been a step in the right direction.
Tuukka Rask was back in net for the Black and Gold. He opposed Martin Brodeur. This was also the return of former Bruin Jaromir Jagr, who now plays for New Jersey.
In what turned out to be a very disappointing night, the Bruins fell to the Devils by a score of 4-3. The way that this game ended was shockingly reminiscent of game six of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks. Boston allowed two quick goals in the final minutes of the game, much like the case on Saturday night.
The story here was just how undisciplined the B's were in this one. They could not stay out of the penalty box. As a result, the Devils capitalized and scored all four of their goals with the man advantage.
The Bruins will play their next game on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Gold Star: Jarome Iginla...He racked up a goal and two assists on a night where his point streak continued. It turns out that he still has something left in the tank.
Black Star: Zdeno Chara...When you are such a big part of your team's penalty kill, you have to be on the ice. Unfortunately, he was serving penalties.