Nick Palmieri scored twice and David Clarkson added a goal for the New Jersey Devils, but it was not enough as the Bruins' Benoit Pouliot's broke a 3-3 tie with 3:01 left in regulation, giving Boston a 4-3 win against New Jersey Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
Five of the games' seven goals were scored in the third period, including three for the Bruins. With the loss, the Devils have dropped two of their last three games.
John Fischer offered some thought at In Lou We Trust, our Devils blog:
One could find some moral victories in the Devils defeat to the Bruins. They played a hot team tough and showed the league that they aren't invincible. They didn't get intimidated. They held the Bruins to less than 5 goals. They got rolled in the third period, but managed to score two and nearly a third. They finally scored a power play goal and it was against one of the best goalies in the league behind a good PK. So on and so forth.
Unfortunately, moral victories count for nothing in the standings. Onto the next one in Buffalo.
The Devils play the Sabres on Wednesday night in the NHL's national TV game on Versus at 7 p.m. ET.