The New Jersey Devils have been on a downward spiral once the season started, but last night’s win was a step in the right direction. However, the win was a little toclose to comfort, as the Devils scored twice late in the third period to take the lead over the Boston Bruins.
Via the Associated Press,
Marek Zidlicky and Andy Greene scored power-play goals 23 seconds apart late in the third period, lifting the Devils to a 4-3 win over the Bruins on Saturday night.
The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Bruins for the Devils (2-5-4).
Peter DeBoer, coach of the Devils, knew that the team was bound to get some good karma.
“I mean, we were due for some good fortune,” Devils coach Peter DeBoer said of his team’s start this season, but he could as well have been referring to the recent games against Boston.
“We haven’t had a lot of it through the first 10 or 11 games,” he said. “I thought the guys continued to work hard, we dug ourselves a little hole there early and considering the circumstances, it would have been easy to pack it in and we didn’t. We kept chipping away and like I said, we were due for some good luck.”
The Devils will look to keep up their winning ways when the play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, November 2. The Bruins will attempt to get back in the win column when they face off against the Penguins on Wednesday.