BOSTON — It’s a foregone conclusion that the Bruins will lose a hockey game in regulation at some point this season. That point appeared to be Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Playing their second game in as many days, the Bruins had a well-rested, red-hot New Jersey Devils team waiting for them in Boston. The B’s returned from Carolina around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, with only a few hours to rest before completing their first back-to-back of the season.
And for almost 56 minutes, it looked like the Bruins were destined to suffer their first regulation loss of the season. The legs didn’t appear to be there, and as a result the offense was missing. Johan Hedberg, making his first start since April, looked destined to record the 22nd shutout of his career.
But if there’s one thing the Bruins have showed through just a handful of games this season, it’s that they’re a resilient bunch. They proved that in the biggest way Tuesday, coming from behind to beat the Devils in the shootout.