NJ New Jersey Devils 5
New Jersey Devils Devils Overall (13-23)
ATS (19-17)
O/U (22-12-2)
December 27 2018
- MSG+
BOS Boston Bruins 2
Boston Bruins Bruins Overall (20-18)
ATS (16-22)
O/U (14-22-2)
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
123
2401 New Jersey Devils +190 Under -115 (+1.5) -145 Cover: 4.5
203
2402 Boston Bruins -220 Over -105 (-1.5) +125 OVER: 7
011
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Spread ATS
2401 NJ +190 Under: -115 (+1.5) -145 Cover: 4.5
2402 BOS -220 Over: -105 (-1.5) +125 OVER: 7
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/27/2018
4:57 PM
BOS
-220
NJ
+190
12/27/2018
9:18 AM
BOS
-210
NJ
+180
12/27/2018
8:57 AM
BOS
-200
NJ
+175
12/26/2018
7:27 PM
BOS
-190
NJ
+170
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
12/27/2018
4:57 PM
BOS(-1.5)
+125
NJ
-145
12/27/2018
9:18 AM
BOS(-1.5)
+130
NJ
-150
12/27/2018
8:57 AM
BOS(-1.5)
+135
NJ
-155
12/26/2018
7:27 PM
BOS(-1.5)
+140
NJ
-160
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/27/2018
4:57 PM
6
-105
6
-115
12/27/2018
9:18 AM
6
-105
6
-115
12/27/2018
8:57 AM
6
-105
6
-115
12/26/2018
7:27 PM
6
-105
6
-115
Recap

BOSTON (AP) — Mackenzie Blackwood hardly looked like a rookie in net for New Jersey.

Blackwood stopped 40 shots for his first NHL victory, Blake Coleman scored twice and the Devils beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Thursday night.

Blackwood had plenty of help, even with leading scorer Taylor Hall out of the lineup, as the Devils took the lead 25 seconds into the game on a goal by Damon Severson.

"The team played awesome for me — really made my job a lot easier," said Blackwood, who was making his second career start and playing in his fourth NHL game.

Kyle Palmieri added his team-high 19th goal for the Devils, who won on the road for just the fourth time this season.

Nico Hirschier had a goal and an assist and Andy Greene had a pair of assists as New Jersey got its first win in Boston in five years.

"We did a good job for the most part playing with the lead and I thought we were pretty consistent throughout the game," Devils coach John Hynes said. "It was nice to see Blackwood get his first win."

Hynes said Blackwood, who's 6-foot-4, covers a lot of area and has shown tremendous composure in his limited duty.

"Now you have a big mountain of a man who's in the net and has great athleticism but also plays with poise and is in good position. That's tough to beat," Hynes said.

Patrice Bergeron and Chris Wagner scored for Boston, and Jaroslav Halak had 28 saves.

Severson's early goal on a wrist shot from the right circle gave Blackwood a lead the Devils never relinquished.

"Obviously we didn't want to start the way we started, giving up a goal in the first minute of the game," Halak said. "It's always hard to keep the focus after that."

Hall, who has 11 goals and 26 assists, was out with a lower-body injury and did not make the trip. The Devils were outshot 42-33 but adjusted to his absence.

The Bruins had their biggest advantage in the second period with 19 shots to New Jersey's nine, but only Wagner got one past Blackwood — a one-timer 15:07 into the period to pull Boston within 2-1.

"When they had some pushes, he made some big saves so it was great to see," Hynes said.

Coleman got the two-goal lead back for the Devils after he blocked a slap shot by Torey Krug at the blue line and outraced Brandon Carlo to the rebound for a breakaway, getting Halak with a backhand 4:15 into the third.

Hischier scored 12:43 into the third and Coleman scored into an empty net with 46 seconds remaining.

"We just need to learn from this one," Halak said. "We kind of kept chasing the game and when you're doing that, it's usually losing hockey."

The Devils went up 2-0 with 4:35 left in the first on a power-play goal by Palmieri, whose slap shot from the right point bounced off Halak and hit Carlo, then bounced back over Halak into the net.

NOTES: Blackwood was called up from AHL Binghamton on Dec. 17 after starter Cory Schneider went on injured reserve with an abdominal strain. ... Boston captain Zdeno Chara returned after missing 19 games with an MCL injury in his left knee. ... D Kevan Miller returned after 13 games with cartilage injury to his larynx suffered Nov. 26 in Toronto. ... LW Jake DeBrusk had been out with a concussion and played for the first time since Dec. 6.

UP NEXT

Devils: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

Bruins: Visit the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

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Matchup
Devils Overall
W/L 13-23
ATS 19-17
Goals For 3.0
Goals Against 3.5
Total 22-12-2
Devils Away
W/L 4-15
ATS 9-10
Goals For 2.7
Goals Against 4.0
Total 13-5-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-27
6:00 PM
at Bruins W 5-2 W (1.5) O (6)
12-23
11:30 AM
Blue Jackets L 3-0 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-21
6:00 PM
Senators W 5-2 W (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-20
6:00 PM
at Blue Jackets L 2-1 W (1.5) U (6)
12-18
6:00 PM
Maple Leafs L 7-2 L (1.5) O (6.5)
12-15
7:00 PM
at Predators L 2-1 W (1.5) U (5.5)
12-14
6:00 PM
Golden Knights W 5-4 W (1.5) O (6)
12-10
9:30 PM
at Sharks L 5-2 L (1.5) O (6)
12-9
7:00 PM
at Ducks L 6-5 W (1.5) O (5.5)
12-6
9:30 PM
at Kings W 6-3 W (1.5) O (5.5)
Avg. Goals For 3.2
Avg. Goals Against 3.6
ATS 7-3
Over/Under 7-3
Bruins Overall
W/L 20-18
ATS 16-22
Goals For 2.8
Goals Against 2.7
Total 14-22-2
Bruins Home
W/L 13-5
ATS 10-8
Goals For 3.6
Goals Against 2.4
Total 8-8-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-27
6:00 PM
Devils L 5-2 L (-1.5) O (6)
12-23
4:00 PM
at Hurricanes L 5-3 L (-1.5) O (5.5)
12-22
12:00 PM
Predators W 5-2 W (-1.5) O (5.5)
12-20
6:00 PM
Ducks W 3-1 W (-1.5) U (5.5)
12-17
6:30 PM
at Canadiens W 4-0 W (1.5) U (6)
12-16
4:00 PM
Sabres L 4-2 L (-1.5) T (6)
12-14
6:00 PM
at Penguins L 5-3 L (1.5) O (6)
12-11
6:00 PM
Coyotes W 4-3 L (-1.5) O (5.5)
12-9
4:00 PM
at Senators W 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-8
6:00 PM
Maple Leafs W 6-3 W (1.5) O (6)
Avg. Goals For 3.4
Avg. Goals Against 2.9
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 6-3-1
Game Summary
1st Period
NJ 19:35 GOAL scored by Damon Severson assisted by Andy Greene and Travis ZajacNJ 1 BOS 0
NJ 15:45 Penalty to Stefan Noesen 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Kevan Miller)
BOS 5:10 Penalty to John Moore 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Kyle Palmieri)
NJ 4:35 Power play - GOAL scored by Kyle Palmieri assisted by Will Butcher and Brian BoyleNJ 2 BOS 0
2nd Period
BOS 16:54 Penalty to Colby Cave 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Andy Greene)
BOS 4:53 GOAL scored by Chris Wagner assisted by John Moore and Danton HeinenNJ 2 BOS 1
NJ 00:12 Penalty to Andy Greene 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by David Krejci)
3rd Period
NJ 15:45 GOAL scored by Blake ColemanNJ 3 BOS 1
BOS 12:09 Penalty to Kevan Miller 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Miles Wood)
NJ 7:17 GOAL scored by Nico Hischier assisted by Miles Wood and Stefan NoesenNJ 4 BOS 1
BOS 2:55 GOAL scored by Patrice Bergeron assisted by Jake DeBruskNJ 4 BOS 2
BOS 2:00 Penalty to David Backes 2 minutes for Illegal Check to Head (Drawn by Blake Coleman)
NJ 00:48 Power play - GOAL scored by Blake Coleman assisted by Nico Hischier and Andy Greene (Empty Net)NJ 5 BOS 2
Box Score
Devils
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Pavel Zacha (C) 000700:0016:24
Jesper Bratt (LW) 000300:0016:08
Kyle Palmieri (RW) 101300:0017:14
Brett Seney (LW) 000000:0010:35
Nico Hischier (C) 112230:0015:52
Drew Stafford (RW) 000100:008:44
Miles Wood (LW) 011300:0017:18
John Quenneville (C) 000100:0011:24
Blake Coleman (C) 202410:0018:08
Stefan Noesen (RW) 011002:0013:29
Brian Boyle (C) 011210:0013:30
Travis Zajac (C) 011220:0019:41

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Damon Severson (D) 101100:0020:14
Will Butcher (D) 011010:0019:53
Andy Greene (D) 022162:0021:48
Ben Lovejoy (D) 000220:0017:13
Sami Vatanen (D) 000020:0021:31
Steve Santini (D) 000110:0016:57

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Mackenzie Blackwood (G) 40/422.952WIN
Keith Kinkaid (G) 0/00.000
Bruins
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Colby Cave (C) 000212:008:56
Jake DeBrusk (LW) 011300:0017:00
Ryan Donato (C) 000000:0011:10
David Backes (RW) 000202:0011:26
Chris Wagner (RW) 101200:0012:35
David Krejci (C) 000200:0016:35
Brad Marchand (LW) 000400:0020:20
Joakim Nordstrom (C) 000410:0014:44
Sean Kuraly (C) 000000:0013:16
Patrice Bergeron (C) 101510:0020:22
David Pastrnak (RW) 000500:0018:43
Danton Heinen (C) 011300:0015:00

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Brandon Carlo (D) 000400:0020:59
Matt Grzelcyk (D) 000400:0020:31
Zdeno Chara (D) 000200:0019:13
John Moore (D) 011012:0015:28
Kevan Miller (D) 000002:0016:50
Torey Krug (D) 000000:0022:32

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Tuukka Rask (G) 0/00.000
Jaroslav Halak (G) 28/324.875LOSS
Officials
Linesmen Tony Sericolo
Linesmen Kory Nagy
Referee Wes McCauley
Referee Chris Rooney