When: 1:00 PM EST, January 16th, 2021
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Puckline: Bruins -1.5 / +140 | Devils +1.5 / -160
Moneyline: Bruins -185 / Devils +165
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 5.5
Road Record: 1-0
New Jersey Devils
Home Record: 0-0-0-1
Boston Bruins Vs New Jersey Devils Game Day Preview
It just took opening night for the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils to establish a little bit of mutual hate.
The teams won’t have to wait long to renew this Eastern Division rivalry. The Devils are will host the boys from Bean-town later on this afternoon at “The Rock”.
Brad Marchand led the Bruins to a 3-2 shootout win in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. Marchand scored in the first period and assisted on Nick Ritchie’s third-period goal before he netted the only goal of the shootout.
Marchand – the KING agitator, however, had nothing to do with the evolving bad blood between the Devils and Bruins, who are playing in the same division for the first time ever.
Both of Boston’s regulation goals were set up by goalie interference penalties on Devils left winger Miles Wood. Wood also collided with Tuka Rask following his third-period goal.
Bruins Head coach Bruce Cassidy was direct on his feelings towards Miles Wood and his physical play.
“Clearly that will be talked about — that part of it, because that’s not something we want to be a trend,” Cassidy said. “And we have plenty of guys in our lineup that can take care of business in that regard.”
New Jersey Devils
Miles Wood said he didn’t mean to collide as often as he did with Rask.
“That was not my intention to take him out,” Wood said. “That’s never my intention. But in a fast-paced game, stuff happens.”
The game was the first for the Devils under new head coach Lindy Ruff as well as the team’s first since March 10, two days before the regular season ended due to the coronavirus pandemic. New Jersey was one of seven teams not to advance to the playoff bubbles in Canada.
“If you look at the first period, the way we played — for me, we looked nervous, we looked tight, it looked like we hadn’t played in 10 months,” Ruff said. “I thought our game really came around in the last couple periods and overtime.”
Bruins Vs Devils Facts
- Bruins are 14-5 in their last 19 road games.
- Under is 11-4-3 in the last 18 BOS Vs NJD meetings.
- Bruins are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New Jersey.
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