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Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils Pick & Prediction JAN 16TH 2021

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Egor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal with 1.7 seconds left in overtime Saturday afternoon, as the New Jersey Devils edged the visiting Boston Bruins 2-1 in Newark, N.J.

The teams appeared headed for a shootout for the second straight game -- the Bruins won the season opener 3-2 on Thursday -- before Damon Severson corralled the puck near center ice and sent a no-look backhand pass toward a streaking Sharangovich. The 22-year-old, who made his NHL debut Thursday, bore in alone on Jaroslav Halak and fired a shot under his stick hand.

Miles Wood scored the Devils' first goal and continued to rankle the Bruins with his edgy play. Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood made 27 saves.

Patrice Bergeron scored a shorthanded goal in the second period for the Bruins. Halak recorded 29 saves.

The rematch Saturday began in feisty fashion as the Bruins' Kevan Miller and Wood fought 19 seconds after the opening faceoff. Wood crashed into goalie Tuukka Rask multiple times Thursday and drew a pair of goalie interference penalties that led to both of Boston's regulation goals.

Wood got a bit of revenge as he scored the game's first goal by redirecting Ty Smith's shot with 3:45 left in the first.

Wood likely further angered the Bruins early in the second, when he knocked Ondrej Kase from the game with an upper-body hit delivered along the boards near the Devils' net. Kase didn't return to the game.

The Bruins tied the game following an unusual sequence late in the second. A potential tying goal by Matt Grzelcyk was waved off due to contact between forward Craig Smith and Blackwood. Boston challenged the call and served a penalty when it was upheld.

The Bruins tied the score with a shorthanded goal during the subsequent penalty kill, when Bergeron took a pass from Brad Marchand and scored with 2:54 left

The Devils had most of the near-misses in the third. Halak used his stick to deflect Palmieri's backhanded breakaway shot with 9:32 left. Grzelcyk was whistled for holding with 1:24 left and New Jersey got two power-play shots before regulation ended, including one by Palmieri that bounced off Halak's chest.

--Field Level Media

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Montreal Canadiens4019 0-0-04-0-02918L14-0-0
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Buffalo Sabres2304 0-0-22-0-11819L22-0-3
Detroit Red Wings2404 2-0-20-0-21220L22-0-4
Ottawa Senators1313 1-0-20-0-11420L41-0-3

Western Conference

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Minnesota Wild4208 1-0-13-0-11815L14-0-2
St. Louis Blues3206 2-0-11-0-11723L13-0-2
Colorado Avalanche3306 1-0-12-0-21815L13-0-3
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Chicago Blackhawks2315 2-0-00-0-31923L42-0-3
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Washington Capitals3017 1-0-02-0-02221L13-0-0
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Last Injuries

New Jersey Devils

  • Nico Hischier

    Out indefinitely | out

    Hischier will miss an extended period due to a leg injury.

  • Mackenzie Blackwood

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Blackwood is on the COVID-19 protocol list, and it is unknown how long he will be out of action.

  • Will Butcher

    Out indefinitely | out

    Butcher is out of commission with a thumb injury, and there is no timetable for recovery.

  • Jesper Bratt

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Bratt has landed on the injured reserve list due to an unannounced injury and is also on the COVID-19 protocol list. It is unclear how long he will be debilitated.

  • Eric Comrie

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Comrie is on the injured reserve list due to a visa issue, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Sami Vatanen

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Vatanen is tending to a visa issue and has been place on the injured reserve list. He will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Miles Wood

    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Wood is managing an injury to an unlisted locations, leaving his availability against the Bruins on Thursday clouded.

Boston Bruins

  • Matt Grzelcyk

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Grzelcyk missed the last game with a leg injury, and it is uncertain if he will face the Senators on Monday.

  • John Moore

    Lower Body
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Moore sat out the previous contest due to a lower-body injury, and it is undetermined if he will take part in Monday's battle with the Senators.

  • Ondrej Kase

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Kase has been sent to the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, and there is not timetable for recovery.

  • Matt Grzelcyk

    Upper Body
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Grzelcyk is nursing an upper-body injury, but he is expected to be available for Thursday's battle with the Flyers.

  • Karson Kuhlman

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Kuhlman is on the injured reserve list while going through the COVID-19 protocol, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Craig Smith

    Lower Body
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Smith sat out the last game due to a lower-body injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Devils on Saturday.

  • Brad Marchand

    Prob Thurs | probable

    Marchand had offseason surgery to fix a sports hernia, but he is expected to face the Devils in the season opener.