BUFFALO — After an imposing performance in a 6-3 victory during the first game of the 2016 Prospect Challenge, the New Jersey Devils face the Boston Bruins Sunday at 7 pm at Buffalo’s HarborCenter.
For the second straight game, Evan Cormier will start between the pipes. Mackenzie Blackwood, the 2016 OHL Goaltender of the Year, is expected to enter the game at the start of the second period. The Devils used a similar tactic against the Buffalo Sabres Saturday. Cormier stopped all nine shots he faced and Ken Appleby turned away 18 attempts.
“We’ll shuffle up the lines a little bit and give some guys opportunities,” said Albany Devils Head Coach Rick Kowalsky. “A good example is [Brandon] Gignac. He had a real strong game on the wing. A lot of guys can play wing and center too. We’ll move him up and in the middle and put him in the top six — if you will — and some power-play time.
“This is what’s exciting about this [weekend]. You see guys one game and you get to move them around the next and put them in different situations and maybe reward them for the way they played. Play them with different guys and see what they can do.”
• Projected Lines
Colby Sissons – Steven Santini
Colton White – Joshua Jacobs
Ralph Jarratt – Marcus Crawford