Originally written January 29, 2013 on NESN.com:
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins used a lot of energy and hard work to get the win Monday in Carolina, but they better have something left over for Tuesday night as well. Things won’t get any easier for the B’s, as they return home to host the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. The Devils, who had Monday off, will be rested and waiting for the Bruins in a matchup of two first-place teams. The Devils, the reigning Eastern Conference champions, have picked up right where they left off last year. Like the Bruins, their only loss came in overtime, being edged by Andrei Markov and the Canadiens on Sunday night in Montreal. The Devils are getting contributions from all over, with Patrik Elias and David Clarkson leading the way with six points. Ilya Kovalchuk returned to the NHL after some debate about whether he’d stay in Russia. It’s a good thing for the Devils they got him back, too, as he’s got two goals and three assists already this year. In net, it’s the same old story for the Devils. Martin ...
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