Marchand and the Bruins visit the Devils
Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Brad Marchand leads Boston into a matchup with New Jersey. He’s 10th in the NHL with 87 points, scoring 31 goals and recording 56 assists.
The Devils have gone 17-13-6 in home games. New Jersey leads the Eastern Conference with 10 shorthanded goals, led by Blake Coleman with three.
The Bruins are 25-15-4 in Eastern Conference play. Boston averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the Eastern Conference. Marchand leads the team serving 92 total minutes. In their last meeting on March 2, Boston won 1-0.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-3-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
Devils: 2-7-1, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.1 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .895 save percentage.