November 03, 2001Streak Over: Devils Lose to Boston, 2-1
The New Jersey Devils lost at home to the Boston Bruins
on Saturday, November 3, 2001. The Bruins won the game
by a score of 2-1, ending the Devils 6-game winning streak.
The Devils were 1-0 against Boston, coming into this
game. The teams last meeting was Tuesday, October 30, 2001 in
Boston. The Devils won that game 4-3 in overtime.
Martin Lapointe beat Scott Stevens in a battle in front
of the net. At 5:28 of the first period, he took a pass and put
the puck past Brodeur. The power-play goal gave the Bruins a
The Devils did have a 49 second 5-3 power-play, but were
unable to put a puck past Boston goaltender, Byron Dafoe.
The first period ended with the Bruins leading 1-0.
New Jersey outshot Boston 8-7 in the period.
Joe Thornton scored for the Bruins on the power-play at
2:25 of the second period to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead.
The Devils had another long 5-3 power-play opportunity in
the second period, but were again unable to capitalize with the 2 man
The second period ended with the Bruins holding a 2-0
lead over the Devils.
Patrik Elias got his eigth goal of the season at 3:45 of
the third period to cut the Bruins lead to 2-1. Elias' goal was
came from a nice pass from Jason Arnott who got the only assist on the
The game ended with the Bruins winning 2-1. Boston
outshot New Jersey 22-20 in the game.
Special Teams killed the Devils chances to win this game.
Boston was 2-4 on the power-play, New Jersey was 0-6 on the
power-play - even with 2 5-3 power-plays.
Tommy Albelin and Pierre Dagenais were healthy scratches
for the Devils.