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When the Bruins visited the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night, did anyone expect a high-scoring game? Didn’t think so. Coming off a tough 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres the night before, the Bruins were able to force overtime and pull of the 1-0 win in NJ. Boston is fighting to stay in the playoff hunt, and by getting those two points it really helps the team’s chances to get at least the eighth and final spot.
The Bruins’ record now stands at 35-29-12 and puts them in a three-team tie with the Flyers and Canadiens, all teams with 82 points apiece. The Devils fell to 44-26-6 after the loss, but the team has already clinched a playoff spot . They are still battling it out with the Penguins for the division title, so they had something to play for.
The talk of this game is easily the goaltending. Going into the matchup, it was hard not to imagine strong goaltending for both teams.
For the Devils, Martin Brodeur was near flawless (like he’s been throughout his whole career), but he still managed to get the loss. He stopped 33-of-34 shots on goal but with no offense from his team he had to suffer his 25th loss of the season.
For the Bruins, Tuukka Rask was flawless as he stopped all 21 shots-on-goal and improved his record to 19-11-4 on the year. It was his fifth shutout of the season.
The Bruins will next play the Florida Panthers on Thursday at home. The Bruins are 2-0-1 against the Panthers this season who are currently on a three-game losing streak.