October 11, 2001Penalties Kill Devs, lose 4-6
The Devils lost their home opener against the New York
Islanders, Thursday, October 11, 2001. The Islanders came into
the game with an undefeated 3-0 record. The Devils had lost
their only other game this season 6-1.
Randy McKay and Brian Rafalski were back in the lineup
for the Devils; while Pierre Dagenais and Jiri Bicek sat this game
Adrian Aucoin scored a power-play goal at 3:58 to give
the Islanders an early 1-0 lead.
Jason Arnott tied the game at 6:16 with a blast that
beat Garth Snow. Arnott's goal was assisted by Brian
Rafalski. Petr Sykora scored at 13:13 with assists from Jason
Arnott and Patrik Elias.
The first period ended with the Devils leading 2-1.
Alexei Yashin scored a power-play goal for New York at
4:43 in the second to tie the game. Mark Parrish put the third
power-play goal for the Islanders past Brodeur at 7:29.
After two periods, the Devils were losing 3-2.
4:39 into the third period, Jason Arnott got his second
goal of the game to tie the game 3-3. Patrik Elias and Martin
Brodeur got assists on the goal.
Bates scored beat Brodeur at 9:04 to give the Islanders
the lead again. The goal was the fourth goal of the game for
the Islanders - but their first even strength goal (the previous three
were power-play goals). Mark Parrish scored his second goal of
the game at 13:04 fo give New York a 5-3 lead.
Petr Sykora scored at 16:11 to bring the Devils within
one goal. Patrik Elias and Jason Arnott got assists on the
Mark Parrish got an empty net goal at 19:58 to finish
off the Devils 6-4. The goal was Parrish's 3 goal of the game
(hat trick) and eigth goal of the season.
The Devils were 0-4 on the power-play, while the
Islanders were a more successful 4-8 with the man advantage.
Martin Brodeur (0-2) got the loss and Garth Snow
(1-0) got the win for New York. The Devils are now 0-2-0-0
on the season while the Islanders now have a 4-0-0-0 record.