October 18, 2001Devils Get Win 6-1; Hat Trick for Patrik
The New Jersey Devils got their first win of the season
(at home), Thursday, October 18, 2001. The Devils defeated the
San Jose Sharks by a score of 6-1. Patrik Elias recorded his
fourth career hat trick.
Teemu Selanne scored for the Sharks just 18 seconds into
the game to give San Jose the early 1-0 lead.
Patrik Elias scored at 5:54 to tie the game 1-1.
Petr Sykora and Jason Arnott got assists on Elias's first goal of the
The first period ended with the game in a 1-1 tie.
New Jersey out shot San Jose 10-8 in the period.
Pierre Dagenais gave the Devils a lead (2-1) for the first
time in the game 55 seconds into the second period. He beat Nabokov
with a nice wrist shot, on the power-play. Brian Rafalski and Patrik
Elias got assists on the goal.
Patrik Elias score his second goal of the game at 5:30 to
give the Devils a 3-1 lead. Brian Rafalski got his second assist
of the game on that goal.
Jason Arnott gave the Devils a 3 goal lead at 7:48 with a
nice backhand shot. Sergei Brylin assisted on the goal.
The Devils rush would not stop there. Patrik Elias
got his first hat trick of the season at 11:51 with a nice wrist shot.
Patrik's third goal of the game was assisted by Petr Sykora and
The second period came to a close with the Devils leading
the Sharks 5-1. The Devils outshot the Sharks 15-8 in the period.
Jason Arnott got his second goal of the game at 4:55 in
the third period to give the Devils a 6-1 lead. Petr Sykora and
Patrik Elias got assists on the goal.
New Jersey defeated San Jose by a final score of 6-1 -
the first win of the season for the Devils! The Devils outshot
the Sharks 12-8 in the period, and 37-24 in the game. San Jose
was 0-4 on the power-play and the Devils were 2-6.
The "A Line" (Patrik Elias, Jason Arnott, and Petr Sykora)
combined for 12 points tonight.
Turner Stevenson was out with a knee injury and was
replaced by Jim McKenzie. Ken Daneyko was rested tonight, so
Mike Commodore was called on to fill his spot in the lineup.