It appears the rocky road the Bruins have traveled the last month and a half has gotten even worse.

Gregory Campbell had his first two-goal game of the season as the Bruins took over first place in the Northeast Division with a 5-4 win over the Devils Wednesday in New Jersey.

The Bruins had a 4-0 lead that was nearly blown when the Devils came within a goal with less than a minute to play, but Anton Khudobin and the B’s were able to fend off the comeback attempt.

Close your windows folks, because a big gust of Swedish intrigue appears headed for Boston in the form of forward Carl Soderberg.

According to Kirk Luedeke of the New England Hockey Journal, the Bruins and Swedish center Carl Soderberg have agreed to a three-year contract.

Soderberg won’t be able to join the Bruins until he is given his release from the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation, as the 27-year-old has been playing in Sweden for the last 11 years, the last two of which were for Linkoping HC of the Swedish Elite League.

Gregory Campbell was a top-six forward and it worked. It worked against a terrible team that has now lost five games in a row, but it worked. Let’s all acknowledge it.

Claude Julien’s revamped lines worked against the struggling Hurricanes, as the B’s got their best best offensive performance of the season and beat Carolina, 6-2, at TD Garden.

The Bruins held an optional morning skate Monday, with Tuukka Rask, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference not taking the ice.

If that was the last the Bruins have seen of the Canadiens this season, that’s a shame for both the B’s (they should want an opportunity to save face given that their start, finish and a lot of things in between were pretty embarrassing Saturday night) and hockey. 

The Canadiens stayed ahead of the Bruins in the standings with a 2-1 win over the B’s Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

With the win, the Canadiens (38 games played) have 55 points to the Bruins’s 52 through 37 games. Saturday marked the fourth and final meeting between the two teams in the regular season, with the Canadiens taking three wins vs. Boston.

WILMINGTON — Jaromir Jagr is a Bruin, but if he had it his way over the summer, he would be a Canadien.