NBCSN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Sunday’s matchup between the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. Bruins-Devils stream coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
The Devils and Bruins contest the fourth of eight regular-season meetings on Sunday in what is a makeup game from February 15th after that matchup was postponed due to COVID-19 Protocol. Despite Boston vying for another division title and the Devils sitting near the bottom of the East Division and likely headed towards a third straight missed postseason, it’s New Jersey that has taken two of three from the Bruins this season
After losing three of four games the Bruins rebounded with a 5-1 win in their last game, defeating the Capitals on Friday behind two goals from Brad Marchand and 31 saves from Jaroslav Halak. Boston has been a perennial contender for the past decade, making the playoffs 11 of the last 13 seasons, reaching the Cup Final as recently as 2019 and was the top regular-season team a year ago, winning another Presidents’ Trophy – despite falling to eventual Cup champion Tampa Bay in the Second Round.
New Jersey, meanwhile, enters this game having lost five straight – all in regulation – and has dropped eight of its last nine games since a 6-3-2 start. The Devils are coming off getting swept by the Rangers in a two-game set on Thursday and Saturday, in which they allowed six goals in each game. Saturday’s game with the Rangers was tied 2-2 after the first period before New York outscored them 4-1 the rest of the way.
[COVERAGE BEGINS AT 5 P.M. ET – NBCSN]
WHAT: New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins
WHERE: TD Garden
WHEN: Sunday, March 7, 5 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN (^Blacked out in local markets)
ON THE CALL: Brendan Burke, Brian Boucher
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Bruins-Devils stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak
Nick Ritchie – David Krejci – Craig Smith
Trent Frederic – Charlie Coyle – Jake DeBrusk
Anders Bjork – Jack Studnicka – Chris Wagner
Matt Grzelcyk – Charlie McAvoy
Jakub Zboril – Connor Clifton
Jarred Tinordi – Urho Vaakanainen
Starting goalie: Tuukka Rask
Jesper Bratt – Pavel Zacha – Nikita Gusev
Andreas Johnsson – Jack Hughes – Janne Kuokkanen
Miles Wood – Travis Zajac – Kyle Palmieri
Yegor Sharangovich – Mikhail Maltsev – Nathan Bastian
Ty Smith – Damon Severson
Dmitry Kulikov – P.K. Subban
Will Butcher – Sami Vatanen
Starting goalie: Aaron Dell
NBC Sports celebrates Hockey Day in America, presented by Discover®this Sunday with an NHL quadrupleheader on NBC and NBCSN, as well as a collection of stories and features which explore hockey’s impact and influence across the U.S. The day is a highlight of NBC Sports’ NHL coverage in March, which includes 30 games over 30 nights.