New Jersey Can’t Contain Boston Blizzard in 4-1 loss
New York, NY - New Jersey Devils (1-4-1) could not hold back the Boston (2-1-0) Barrage in the second period in the 4-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night at the Prudential Center. The Bruins had three unanswered goals to send the Devils to the teams second worst start to the season since the 1983 - ‘84 lean years.
Things started out well for New Jersey as they were able to have a solid first period. New Jersey even held a brief 1-0 lead in the second period as Dainius Zubrus connected off a wrist shot that was set up by Zach Parise and Andy Greene at the 3:45 mark.
Fans of the Devils had hoped that maybe the team would be able to capture a victory with several strong rushes to the net, but shortly after the Bruins started with a barrage of pucks that were flung at goalkeeper Martin Brodeur.
Boston then connected on four unanswered goals from Jordan Caron, Michael Ryder, Shawn Thornton and Milan Lucic to give the Bruins the 4-1 lead. There was no response from the deflated Devils as they skated away with a toss loss at ‘The Rock.’ as the fans let the team know its displeasure by booing the team most of the evening.
In net for the Bruins Tim Thomas was stellar making 31 saves, while Brodeur matched that number in a losing effort.
New Jersey will have a bit of a break before they head on the road for a Thursday 7:00 p.m. game against the Montreal Canadiens. Devils fans hope that by then first year head coach John MacLean and the rest of the team will be able to solve the mystery of the Devils absent offense.