Currently riding an eight-game winning streak at home, the
Devils attempt to snap a three-game road skid when they skate
with the Bruins, who actually have played much better on the
road of late.
New Jersey extended its home winning streak with a 7-4 triumph
over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Jamie Langenbrunner scored twice and
Scott Gomez added a goal and three assists for the Devils, who
improved to 8-3-1 in their last 12 games.
However, New Jersey has mustered a total of two goals in its
last three road contests - both in Saturday's 4-2 setback in
Toronto. The Devils, who are just 11-14-3 on the road, have not
won away from home since a 4-0 win against the New York
Islanders on January 24.
Meanwhile, Boston won for the sixth time in seven road games
with Wednesday's 3-1 victory at Pittsburgh. Defenseman Brad
Stuart scored a pair of power-play goals and Tim Thomas came
within 1:31 of posting his second career shutout.
Travis Green also tallied and Glen Murray contributed a pair of
assists for the Bruins, who have dropped two of their last three
New Jersey has posted a pair of one-goal victories in its two
meetings with Boston this season.