For the New Jersey Devils, it didn’t get much worse than losing their first two games of the season on home ice to their most hated rivals, the Flyers and Rangers, but getting away from the
The Capitals appeared to dominate the game early on with two goals in the first, but like their previous three games, they couldn’t hold on to that lead. The Devils did a decent job quieting down the Capitals’ top line after the first two goals and Marty came up with a few clutch saves down the stretch to give NJ a chance. Brian Rolston cut the Capitals’ lead in half with a nice goal midway through the second period, setting up an exciting third period. It looked as if the Capitals were going to put the Devils away early in the third period after Bryce Salvador took a bad penalty for roughing and, Marty Brodeur took one for high sticking during the ensuing power play, giving the Capitals a 5 on 3 advantage for 53 seconds. After NJ successfully killed off those penalties, they got caught with too many men on the ice, immediately sending
The Devils had a chance in overtime after
The Devils come home to face the Thrashers on Friday night at The Rock.
1 – David Clarkson – 1 goal, 5 shots and 1 huge fight
2 – Marty Brodeur – Stopped 31 shots on goal
3 – Alex Ovechkin – 2 assists
Save of the Night