Darcy Zajac and Scott Timmins scored back-to-back, second period goals, helping the Devils to a 2-1 victory against the Bruins.
The Devils forced overtime and then claimed the extra point in the shootout, defeating the Bruins, 2-1, Saturday at Times Union Center.
The seventh-place Devils will try and move within a point of the sixth-place Bruins during a 5 pm match-up Saturday at Times Union Center.
The Devils return home for a three-game weekend with games Friday vs. Bridgeport, Saturday vs. Providence and Sunday vs. Syracuse.
Tim Sestito and David Wohlberg both scored, but the Devils relinquished a third-period lead and lost in the shootout to the Bruins, 3-2, Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
The Devils and Bruins will put their playoff hopes on the line with a 3:05 pm contest Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Only one point separates the two clubs in the Eastern Conference.
With the help of a six point weekend, the Devils have moved into fifth place in the Eastern Conference. They host Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Saturday at Boardwalk Hall and then travel to face Providence Sunday.