Down 3-2 with less than five minutes left at the Garden in Beantown, the New Jersey Devils scored two goals in one of those final minutes to shock the Boston Bruins with the 4-3 victory in thrilling fashion. For motivational purposes, this was a much-needed win, but what will be talked about the most is how it was their first win there since 2009. Scoring twice in a minute to steal it all simply added icing on the cake.
The Devils only won their second game of the season, which was their first win on the road. Their record stands 2-5-4 for a total of eight points as they sit in 12th place in the Eastern Conference.
Even with the good news of their latest victory, there is no need to get carried away as this team could still very easily lose their next game, which is at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning. That team is always tricky and have beaten the Devils in Jersey before. However, they will still be expected to build on Saturday’s win by successfully hosting and defeating the Lightning to earn their third win of the campaign.
Peter DeBoer should feel more than safe at this moment in time as his team became instant heroes last night, but he should remember that they need to play just as well every night without any sorts of excuses. This is a playoff-caliber team that needs to find a way to make it there come next year.