BOSTON — These are not your father’s New Jersey Devils, who invade TD Banknorth Garden tonight for a match-up with the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins tonight.
These Devils have played most of the season without future Hall-of-Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur. These Devils won’t shatter your bones with a Scott Stevens open-ice check or bury you with a Brian Rafalski slap-shot goal on the power play. These Devils actually score from all areas — ranking eighth in the NHL in goals scored per game (at a shade more than three) and second (to Boston) in 5-on-5 goal differential. (more…)