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The Bruins had a week of rest to let the jet lag wear off after splitting their season-opening series with the Phoenix Coyotes in Prague last weekend. Now, the B's are back on American soil and in Newark, New Jersey for a match-up with the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center (7:00 NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub).

At the other end of the ice (and the spectrum), the highly-touted Devils have stumbled out of the gate, going just 1-3-1 in their first five games, while giving away at least a point in all five contests. While the Bruins has enjoyed a week off, New Jersey will play their sixth game in nine days when the take the ice tonight. The Devils were in action last night and fell to the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.

Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils
7:00 PM ET
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Local TV: NESN
Out of Market TV: MSG+ (New York area), NHL Center Ice, NHL GameCenter Live
Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub
SB Nation's: Devils Blog: In Lou We Trust

Get to Know the New Jersey Devils:

Record: 1-3-1

Head Coach: John MacLean

Leading Goal Scorers: Jason Arnott and Ilya Kovalchuk (2 goals each)


2010 - Martin Brodeur 3 160 0 2 11 4.13 78 67 .859 0

2010 - Johan Hedberg 1 20 0 0 2 6.00 9 7 .778 0

Resident Enforcer: David Clarkson 

Projected Lines:

Projected Lines for the Bruins (per Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe):

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Jordan Caron-Patrice Bergeron-Blake Wheeler
Mark Recchi-Tyler Seguin-Michael Ryder
Shawn Thornton-Gregory Campbell-Brad Marchand

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Mark Stuart-Matt Hunwick

Projected Lines for the Devils (per In Lou We Trust):

Zach Parise - Travis Zajac - Ilya Kovalchuk

Patrik Elias - Jason Arnott - Jamie Langenbrunner

Dainius Zubrus - Jacob Josefson - David Clarkson

Rod Pelley - Tim Sestito - Adam Mair


Henrik Tallinder - Andy Greene

Colin White - Matt Taormina

Alex Urbom - Matt Corrente

Injury Report:

Boston Bruins Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Dennis Seidenberg other-illness 10/16/2010
Andrew Ference thumb 10/16/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marco Sturm knee 09/14/2010
Marc Savard concussion 09/19/2010
Trent Whitfield achilles-tendon 09/14/2010

New Jersey Devils Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Anton Volchenkov nose 10/16/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Brian Rolston sports-hernia 10/10/2010
Bryce Salvador concussion 10/03/2010
Anssi Salmela knee 10/05/2010


- According to Fluto Shinzawa, the Bruins will start Tim Thomas in goal today. The veteran netminder shutout the Phoenix Coyotes 3-0 last Sunday.

- The Devils did not hold a morning skate today after playing a game against the Colorado Avalanche last night. Matthew Ventolo of In Lou We Trust thinks that Johan Hedberg could get a rare start tonight.

- Due to injuries and salary cap issues, the Devils were forced to play with an incomplete lineup in two games this week. The Devils iced 15 skaters in their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night and 16 skaters on Wednesday night vs. the Buffalo Sabres.

- Comcast Sports Net New England's Joe Haggerty reports that Brad Marchand is very excited about his new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Snuggie.

- has the Bruins as +124 underdogs in tonight's game.

- The Devils have been out-scored 17-9 over their first 5 games.

- The Public Skate (open thread) starts at 6:30 PM ET right here at Stanley Cup of Chowder.

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Devils Fan YouTube Video: