Bruins Wrap: Boston Loses Tight Preseason Matchup Against Devils

The Bruins will need others to step up Wednesday


October 3

The Boston Bruins took a 1-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Monday night.

The Bruins fell to 2-2 in the preseason, and the Devils moved up to 4-1.

Check out the full box score here.

It was a one-sided affair at Prudential Center on Monday. The Devils went up early in the first period with a goal from Tomas Tatar at 10:55 in the game. Head coach Jim Montgomery wanted to see what a potential third and fourth line could do, and there were more missed opportunities than they would likely have wished for. Boston appeared to tie the game with 6:56 left in the third period, but the goal was called back due to interference on New Jersey goaltender Vitek Vanecek by Bruins forward A.J. Greer. The Bruins had 24 shots on the night, but that was their biggest scoring chance against the Devils.

— Vanecek did his part in holding the Bruins scoreless on the night with 24 saves.

— Despite giving up the opening goal, Keith Kinkaid had a solid outing. He had 19 saves 43:06 of ice time after being subbed off for Kyle Keyser due to an apparent injury in the third period. It also doesn’t hurt the post and the crossbar gave some assists to the Bruins goaltender as well.

— Tatar had two shots Monday night, and it was all he needed to score the game’s lone goal.

The game’s total closed at 5.5 goals on DraftKings Sportsbook. A $100 bet on the Under (+105) would have paid out $205.

The Bruins will travel to New York to take on the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. That game will be broadcast on TNT at 7 p.m. ET. Boston returns to NESN to take on the Devils at TD Garden. Puck drop is scheduled at 7 p.m., and you can catch full coverage using NESN 360, along with an hour of pregame.

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