BOSTON (AP) – Kyle Palmieri scored two goals, including one shorthanded, to lead the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night – the New’s second in a row. Jersey since returning from a two-week break with COVID-19
Pavel Zacha has scored for the second straight game for the Devils, whose first seven games in February have been postponed, with a total of 19 players added to the NHL’s COVID-19 roster Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots for New Jersey
Jake DeBrusk and Charlie McAvoy scored for Boston, and Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves The Bruins won nine of their previous 10 games before losing to the New York Islanders on Saturday
Palmieri gave New Jersey a 1-0 lead early in the second period, taking a pass behind Jack Hughes’ back at the blue line and skating down the middle before passing Halak
Halfway into the second, with the Devils on the penalty kill, Jesper Bratt fed Palmieri on a long breakaway pass that made it 2-0 Boston was still on the same four-minute power play when DeBrusk intercepted a clearance attempt in the slot machine and quickly knocked it down on Blackwood to reduce the deficit to 2-1
About five minutes from the end of the second, Zacha whirled around and handed the puck to Andreas Johnsson, who sent it back to Zacha for the goal.
It stayed that way until 2:11 was left and New Jersey’s Ty Smith was sent off for delay in the game for knocking the puck over the glass With Halak sidelined for the 6-4 advantage, McAvoy sent a floating puck from the blue line into the net to take the score to 3-2
Halak was out for the final 66 seconds and the Bruins dotted Blackwood with shots but couldn’t get the tying goal through.
Bruins F David Krejci left in the second period with an unspecified injury and did not return
The Bruins were supposed to retire the number of Willie O’Ree, the first black player in NHL history, but the league has asked them to wait until fans can be present for the ceremony It will now take place on January 18, 2022 – 64 years to the day after breaking through the league color barrier
Devils: hosts Buffalo on Saturday
Bruins: Play the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday in an outdoor game overlooking Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada
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