The Devils host the Boston Bruins on Friday at 7 p.m.
According to STATS...
- Boston lost, 3-2, at home to Washington on Tuesday night, dropping its second straight, and fifth tilt in the last six with the setback. The Bruins are 11-3-2 (.750) on the road this season -- second best in the league.
- New Jersey dropped a 2-1 decision in Montreal on Wednesday night, losing its second consecutive contest in the process. Including each of the last two setbacks, the Devils have scored one goal or fewer 16 times this season -- second most in the NHL (Anaheim -- 19).
- The B's beat the Devils, 2-1, in a shootout at TD Garden in these clubs' first meeting of the season on December 20. Dating to the beginning last season, Boston has defeated New Jersey four straight times overall.
- Loui Eriksson potted one of the Bruins' two markers Tuesday night, giving him six points (1g, 5a) in his last five skates. Including a goal in these teams' first meeting of the season, Eriksson has 13 points (7g, 6a) in his last 12 games vs. the Devils.
- Adam Henrique lit the lamp Wednesday night, ending his 11-game goalless drought, and giving him 14 markers on the season -- tied for second most on the club. Henrique has one goal in 12 career skates vs. the Bruins.
- Patrice Bergeron will be the Bruins' lone representative attending the 2016 All-Star Game festivities, while Cory Schneider will be the only Devil heading to Music City for the contests.