10. New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins. DO YOU EVEN HOCKEY, BRO?!

The Bruins escaped Thursday with their lives against one of the best teams in the NHL. Tonight should be a more winnable game because the Devils are still trying to find themselves. Yeah, they're like Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love but without the horse teeth smile. 

You know, that's not the first time I've made an Eat, Pray, Love reference and I feel shame. Every single fucking time. And I've never even watched that dreaded shit storm on a movie. 

New Jersey isn't a world beater by any stretch of the imagination. They've only won one game so far, but still rank above the Sabres because they've lose in overtime four times. 

I'm not saying that this will be an easy game for the Bruins because Cory Schneider has been good in goal for the Devils. His GAA is hovering a bit above 2 at 2.15, but his save percentage is .915 – but I'm sure some of that has to be because his defense came straight from the Sargento farm. 

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But none of that matters because Uncle Daddy is getting the start in net tonight. Yeah, Uncle Daddy. Brodeur is currently on his farewell tour and hasn't really been playing lights out – though that's expected for a 100 year old goaltender (cough, Tim Thomas). 

Brodeur is currently rocking a GAA of 3.40 and a SV% of .865. Yikes. Brodeur has even come out and said that Cory Schneider is the Devils' number one goaltender now. It's pretty obvious that the Marty Party is finally ending this year, but you have to give a stick tap to the Devils organization who went out and acquired a good goaltender to carry the load from here on out. 

There's been no news on Loui Eriksson, so I'm going with the "no news is good news" approach. We know that he's out indefinitely, but hopefully his recovery is swift. Speaking of swift, I'm not sure if John Scott's suspension was announced yet. If it was, I completely missed it because I was in Gotham kicking ass and taking names yesterday. If it hasn't, when it does, we'll have a post for you. 

After the jump, the rest of the preview…

Projected Lines

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith – Patrice Bergeron – Jordan Caron
Brad Marchand – Chris Kelly – Carl Soderberg
Shawn Thornton – Greg campbell – Dan Paille

Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg – Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug – Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson


Media

Puck Drop: 7pm EST
TV: NESN
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
STREAMS: HERE

 


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Gameday Image/Video

In case you missed it, last night we posted our first gameplay from our "Live the Life" series. I also did a quick commentary on the difference between the "enforcer" role and the "goon" role. 

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