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Bruins seeking sixth straight win vs. red-hot Devils

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Boston (24-5-4) at New Jersey (19-9-3), 7:00 pm EST

NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) -- The Boston Bruins look to extend

their winning streak to a season-high six games when they face

the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

A rash of injuries did not slow down the Bruins on Sunday as

rookie Blake Wheeler scored two goals during a 6-3 victory over

the St. Louis Blues.

Boston suffered a dent in its offensive scheme when Marco Sturm,

Patrice Bergeron and Aaron Ward were placed on injured reserve

this week. However, registering at least four goals for the

seventh straight time in a win helped ease the pain of those

circumstances.

"We've done so well on the road, and at the start of a long

trip, two points are important," Boston coach Claude Julien

said. "Now, seeing our guys get it together on the power play

in road games has been tremendous, because it's been super at

home. Getting off to a good start is always big, as well, and

our special teams were a big part of that, too."

The Bruins, who are making their second stop on a five-game road

trip, will take a club that is playing nearly as well as they

are.

The Devils are 12-2-1 over their last 15 games. New Jersey

posted its third straight win Sunday, earning a 3-2 shootout win

over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Scott Clemmensen continues to fill in admirably for four-time

Vezina Trophy winner Martin Brodeur, who will be out until late

February or March due to an elbow injury that required surgery.

Clemmensen is 11-3-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .921

save percentage on the season.

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