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Final: Devils 1, Bruins 0 – B’s come up short at home

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The Bruins will close out their homestand with a matchup against the Devils on Sunday evening. Puck drop is set for 5:00 p.m.. Follow along for updates from Sunday’s game.

WHO: Bruins (13-5-3) vs. Devils (7-11-2)

WHEN: 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: TD Garden

TV: NESN

RADIO: 98.5-FM The Sports Hub

LIVE BOX SCORE: NHL.com 

LIVE COVERAGE:

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Bruins now 0-for-2 on the power play.

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Tinordi gets into a scrum. Still 0-0 with 15:00 to go.

That puck might be cursed.

Third period is a go.

End Second: Still 2-2.

Hughes appears to score, but it's immediately called back for a hand pass.

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Bruins back on the PK. DeBrusk off for a high stick.

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Great block from McAvoy there.

Second period is a go.

End First: Still a 0-0 game between the Bruins and Devils.

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Bruins back on the PK. Chris Wagner heads off.

Boston's definitely getting its chances, especially that top line.

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Back to 5v5.

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Vaakanainen to sin bin.

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Puck is dropped.

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LINEUPS 

BOSTON

Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak
Nick Ritchie -- David Krejci -- Jake DeBrusk
Trent Frederic -- Charlie Coyle -- Craig Smith
Anders Bjork -- Jack Studnicka -- Chris Wagner

Matt Grzelcyk -- Charlie McAvoy
Jakub Zboril -- Connor Clifton
Urho Vaakanainen -- Jarred Tinordi

Tuukka Rask
Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Greg McKegg, Sean Kuraly, John Moore, Steven Kampfer
Injured: Brandon Carlo (upper body), Ondrej Kase (upper body), Kevan Miller (knee), Jeremy Lauzon (fractured hand)

NEW JERSEY

Andreas Johnsson -- Jack Hughes -- Janne Kuokkanen
Miles Wood -- Travis Zajac -- Kyle Palmieri
Jesper Bratt -- Pavel Zacha -- Nikita Gusev
Yegor Sharangovich -- Mikhail Maltsev -- Nathan Bastian

Ty Smith -- Damon Severson
Dmitry Kulikov -- P.K. Subban
Will Butcher -- Sami Vatanen

Scott Wedgewood
Aaron Dell

Scratched: Mackenzie Blackwood, Michael McLeod
Injured: Ryan Murray (upper body), Nico Hischier (upper body)

PREGAME NOTES:

To the surprise of very few, the Bruins are going to be without Brandon Carlo for some time — with the defenseman resting at home after a dangerous hit from Tom Wilson sent him to the hospital on Friday night. Carlo, who likely suffered a concussion on the play, doesn't have a set timeline for his eventual return to the lineup.

“Until he’s back in here skating, I’d say week-to-week is fair,” Bruce Cassidy said of Carlo. “I certainly don’t expect him to be in the lineup Tuesday. ... He’s obviously gonna be out for a while."

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With Carlo out, Urho Vaakanainen will slot back into the lineup and skate with Jarred Tinordi on the B's third D pairing. "We'll see how he does on the right side," Cassidy said of Vaakanainen. "He's played a bit on the right, so has [Jakub] Zboril, so you may see some pieces move around...we'll see how it best fits."

Tuukka Rask will get the start in net for Boston, with the netminder looking for the 300th win of his career.

Cassidy expects Kevan Miller will begin on-ice work shortly, with the veteran defenseman looking to get back into the lineup after not playing since Feb. 18 due to knee issues.  "He will start on his own this week, whether that's Tuesday or Wednesday or tomorrow, I'm not 100 percent sure," Cassidy said.

The Bruins are 1-1-1 against the Devils this season – but New Jersey has been stuck in a major rut for weeks now, posting a record of 1-8-0 in their last nine games. The Devils are on the second leg of a back-to-back slate, with New Jersey falling to the Rangers, 6-3, on Saturday.