New Jersey Devils defeat Boston Bruins, 2-1

The bad news wasn’t as bad as it could have been, which means Milan Lucic will be sidelined for roughly a month after twisting his left ankle Wednesday night in St. Paul.

Had it been a significant knee injury - as it initially looked to many, including general manager Peter Chiarelli - the prognosis might have been far worse.

“Well, certainly, when I saw the injury happen - you look at the stress on the lower knee and the ankle,’’ said Chiarelli, addressing the media s...

The not-quite-ready-for-regulation-time Bruins played into overtime again yesterday - for the fourth time in five games - and their payoff was a 2-1 shootout loss to the Devils that ended Boston’s season-high four-game winning streak.

The loss also had to raise concerns about Boston’s overall ability to score goals, which some two months into the 2009-10 season isn’t happening with enough regularity to think this is a team that can challenge for the Stanley Cup.