June 09, 2001Devils Lose, Avalache Win 3-1
The Colorado Avalanche defeated the New Jersey Devils by a
score of 3-1, in the Stanley Cup Finals Game 7, on Saturday, June 9, 2001
to win the Stanley Cup. The Avalanche prevented the defending
Cup champions from repeating, and got Ray Bourque his first Cup in 22
years in the league.
Alex Tanguay scored at 7:58 in the first period to give the
Avs a 1-0 lead.
With 1:41 left in the period, Petr Sykora nearly tied the
game. He beat Patrick Roy with a great slap shot, but it dinged
off the left post and out.
The Avalanche led 1-0 after 1 period. Colorado outshot
the Devils 10-9 in the period.
Alex Tanguay got his second goal of the game at 4:57.
Joe Sakic picked up a power-play goal at 6:16 to give the Avalanche a 3-0
Petr Sykora beat Patrick Roy with a wrist shot at 9:33, just
11 seconds into a power-play. Patrik Elias and Jason Arnott got
assists on the goal.
Colorado led the game 3-1 after two periods. The
Devils outshot the Avalanche 12-7 in the period.
There was no scoring in the third period, and both teams
held their opponents to 5 shots.
The final score of the game, Avalanche 3, Devils 1.
The Devils outshot the Avalanche 26-22 in the game.
Patrick Roy was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner, the
third time he has been named MVP of the playoffs. He without
question deserved the honor, Colorado likely would never have gotten
this far with any other goaltender. Roy had another spectacular
night this game - making many unbelievable saves.
This is the first time Larry Robinson has lost in the
Stanley Cup Finals - he had won the Cup in his eight previous
Patrick Elias and Colin White played in every Devils
regular season and playoff game.
Martin Brodeur set another NHL record this year by playing
in 97 games (72 regular season and 25 playoff). The previous
record was 94.
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