When the Boston Bruins played the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden on Tuesday night, they got another up-close look at a player they should strongly consider targeting before the April 12 NHL trade deadline: Kyle Palmieri.
The Devils right winger is the type of player who could help the Bruins' second or third lines. He struggled for a good chunk of the season but has started to find his groove over the last few weeks.
Palmieri scored three goals in his first 19 games, but he's scored three times -- including the game-winner during a 1-0 win over Boston on Sunday -- in his last six matchups entering Tuesday. Palmieri has tallied six points (three goals, three assists) in his last 10 games, bringing his season total to 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 32 games.