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NEWARK Tyler Bozak Jersey Womens , N.J. — into the Christmas break feeling good about themselves after a win over the Boston Bruins on Dec. 22. The New Jersey Devils made their return to work a triumphant one Thursday by beating the Bruins.Now the task for two of the teams on the outside looking in of the Eastern Conference’s playoff picture is to figure out how to play all the time like they did against the Bruins.The Devils and Hurricanes will each be looking to build some consistency Saturday afternoon, when New Jersey hosts Carolina at the Prudential Center.Article continues below ...Both teams resumed play Thursday, when the Devils defeated the host Bruins, 5-2, and the visiting Hurricanes fell to the Washington Capitals, 3-1.The Devils (13-16-7) are looking to win consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 13-15 and only the second time since opening the campaign with four straight victories. If New Jersey is to build a winning streak, it will require the type of formula head coach John Hynes saw on display against the Bruins.“Our recipe to be good is we got a great performance in goal, our special teams were both very good and we had a real detailed, gritty Chad Johnson Jersey Womens , cohesive, systematic 5-on-5 game,” Hynes said following practice Friday. “And that’s what we need to do to win.”The Hurricanes (15-16-5) have also struggled to string together victories. Carolina is 4-8-2 since its most recent set of back-to-back wins and has just three winning streaks all season.On Thursday, the Hurricanes failed to build on their pre-break win over the Bruins in a sluggish loss to the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals. Carolina recorded just eight shots apiece in the first and second periods and went 0-for-4 on the power play.“I think we just weren’t ready to go like we needed to be,” Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour told reporters following the game. “That’s on me. I saw it and talked about it, but I should have done something different. I don’t know what, but we were not ready to go like we needed to be against that team at this time of the year.”MacKenzie Blackwood and Petr Mrazek, each of whom started at goalie for the Devils and Hurricanes on Thursday, are likely to be in net again Saturday for their respective teams.Blackwood Brian Flynn Jersey Womens , a 22-year-old rookie, earned his first NHL win Thursday, when he made 40 saves. Blackwood, who has made four appearances and two starts, has never faced the Hurricanes.Mrazek took the loss Thursday after stopping 30 shots against the Capitals. He is 4-1-0 in six career appearances against the Devils.A pair of key Devils players, left wingers Taylor Hall and Marcus Johansson, will miss Saturday’s game. Hall didn’t play Thursday due to a lower body injury while Johansson, who is on injured reserve, has been sidelined the previous two games due to an upper body injury.Hurricanes defenseman Hayden Fleury Carolina Hurricanes T-Shirts Womens , who hasn’t played since Dec. 13 due to a concussion, skated with his teammates Friday. His availability for Saturday is uncertain. Carolina may also be without center Jordan Staal, who was out the previous two games with an upper body injury. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Columbus backup goalie Joonas Korpisalo had lost three straight starts since his last victory on Jan. 18. He found out Tuesday morning he’d be playing in place of a sick Sergei Bobrovsky against the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights, and he turned in a gem.The 23-year-old Finn stopped 37 shots, and the Blue Jackets beat Vegas 4-1 and hung onto the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.”The team likes playing in front of him,” Columbus coach John Tortorella said. ”There have been a few struggles here and there, but he was solid right from the get-go tonight.”Korpisalo got some offensive help in a tight-checking game that reflected the urgency for the Blue Jackets, who are battling Florida and Carolina – both of which lost Tuesday – for the final wild card.Artemi Panarin and Pierre Luc-Dubois each had a goal and two assists Christian Folin Jersey Womens , and Zach Werenski and Ian Cole also scored for the Blue Jackets, winners of two straight and four of their last six.”A lot of times this year, I think, (Korpisalo) went in and he was playing well but we weren’t playing our best hockey,” Dubois said. ”For him to play so good tonight and to get that win, I know everybody in here is happy for him.”Marc-Andre Fleury – a Blue Jacket-killer in the playoffs last year for Pittsburgh – had 17 saves for the Golden Knights, who have lost four of five.”Overall I think we got better and better as game went on,” Vegas winger David Perron said. ”We just couldn’t get that second goal.”Panarin slammed in a rebound for his team-leading 21st goal of the season just 16 seconds after the opening faceoff.Vegas, in its first visit to Columbus David Perron Jersey Womens , knotted the score 90 seconds into the second period when Erik Haula snapped in a shot from the slot for his 24th goal. Haula is one of five Vegas forwards to have 20 or more goals this season.Werenski put the Blue Jackets up 2-1 at 8:01 of the second when he powered a one-timer through Fleury’s pads from beyond the left circle after a pass from Panarin. The tally by the 20-year-old Werenski was his 13th of the season, a franchise record for defensemen.Cole made it 3-1 at 9:47 of the second with his first goal as a Blue Jacket after being acquired at the trade deadline. Dubois capped the scoring with an empty-net goal with 2:21 left.”It’s been tough the last four weeks,” Korpisalo said. ”To finally get a win and help the team, it felt good. It’s something I can build on right now.”NOTES: Vegas’ leading scorer, William Karlsson, was cheered during first trip back to Columbus after being snagged from the Blue Jackets in the expansion draft. … Vegas F Reilly Smith left the game in the second period and didn’t return after taking a hit from Columbus D David Savard. His condition was not available. … A goal by Dubois at 6:14 in the first period was waved off after a replay determined Cam Atkinson was offside when he carried the puck into the zone. … G Jeff Zatkoff dressed after an emergency recall from Cleveland of the American Hockey League to back up Korpisalo. … Vegas F Pierre-Edouard Bellemare returned after missing seven games with a hand injury. … Atkinson has 15 points in his last 19 games after missing 11 games with a fractured foot suffered in late December.UP NEXTVegas: Plays at Detroit on Thursday night.Columbus: Hosts Colorado on Thursday night.—