5 Facts to Know: Devils at Bruins

The Devils hit the road to take on the surging Bruins.

Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG & MSG GO.

*Facts Courtesy of the New Jersey Devils

1 Going Back to Back

Deb Placey, Bryce Salvador, and Arda Ocal break down missed opportunities in a Devils' loss to the Red Wings at Prudential Center.

New Jersey will look to rebound tonight after being shutout at home by the Red Wings Monday. Meanwhile, the Bruins have not played since defeating Montreal Saturday.

After starting last night, Cory Schneider will once again be between the pipes. The Devils are 5-4-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season.

2 Next Man Up

The Devils will be without Taylor Hall (hand) tonight. Hall did not play in Monday’s game either and will be reevaluated Wednesday.

Someone will need to step up to replace Hall, who leads the team in goals (17), assists (31) and points (48). 

3 Red-Hot B's

The Bruins enter tonight’s game riding a 16-game point streak with a 12-0-4 record over that span. 

However, they will be without rookie sensation Charlie McAvoy, who underwent a heart procedure to treat an abnormal rhythm on Monday and will be sidelined for two weeks.

4 Last Time They Met

Bryce Salvador takes a look at Nico Hischier's strong all-around game in the Devils shootout loss to the Bruins.

The Devils will be out for revenge after losing the first matchup of the season to the Bruins at home on Nov. 22.

Brian Gibbons tied the game with 4:44 left in regulation but the Devils eventually fell in a shootout. 

 

5 I'm Coming Home

Brian Boyle shares his journey in battling cancer, what he ultimately fears, and what new responsibilities he now has as he fights on.

Tonight will be an extra special game for Brian Boyle as many of his family and friends will be in attendance watching play for the first time since his leukemia diagnosis.

Boyle is a native of Hingham, Massachusetts and played four seasons at Boston College.