New Jersey brings 3-game win streak into matchup with Boston

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Saturday, December 30, 2023

New Jersey Devils (19-13-2, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Boston Bruins (20-7-6, first in the Atlantic Division)

Boston; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

: Bruins -160, Devils +135; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils visit the Boston Bruins looking to extend a three-game win streak.

Boston is 10-2-3 in home games and 20-7-6 overall. The Bruins have a 19-2-3 record when scoring at least three goals.

New Jersey is 11-5-0 in road games and 19-13-2 overall. The Devils have scored and allowed 119 goals this season for an even scoring differential.

The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season. The Devils won 2-1 in overtime in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brad Marchand has 13 goals and 17 assists for the Bruins. David Pastrnak has six goals and three assists over the past 10 games.

Jesper Bratt has 14 goals and 28 assists for the Devils. Jack Hughes has five goals and five assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 4-3-3, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.1 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Devils: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Bruins: Milan Lucic: out (personal), Matt Grzelcyk: day to day (upper body), Derek Forbort: out (undisclosed).

Devils: Dougie Hamilton: out (pectoral muscle), Brian Halonen: out (lower body), Tomas Nosek: out (upper body), Nolan Foote: out (upper body), Curtis Lazar: day to day (lower-body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.