Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/19/12 at 01:28 PM ET
from Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Burnside: ...First, let’s talk about the B’s visit to Newark tonight where they will try and halt a mini-skid that has seen them lose two of three. But they will face a Devils team that has won five of six and has designs on overtaking Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division and perhaps securing home ice in the first round of the playoffs. It wasn’t that long ago that Boston crushed the Devils 6-1 and New Jersey looked like a team that would be scrambling around at the bottom of the playoff bracket. But they continue to play solid defense—they have allowed just 12 goals in their past six games and haven’t allowed more than two goals in their five wins over that period—and they will get surprising rookie Adam Henrique back for Thursday’s game….
LeBrun: And they’re fun to watch. For years, the criticism of the Devils—sometimes warranted, sometimes not—was that they were boring to watch. That is certainly not the case anymore. They play a quick transition game under head coach Pete DeBoer and an entertaining brand of hockey….
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