November 13, 2001Devils lose to Penguins 5-1
The New Jersey Devils were defeated 5-1 at home by the
Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday, November 13, 2001.
A hit from Darius Kasparitis knocked Sergei Brylin out of
the game early in the first period.
The first period ended with no scoring. The Devils
outshot the Penguins 10-3 in the period.
Jason Arnott put the puck past Aubin on the power-play at
9:07 of the second period. Patrik Elias and Petr Sykora got assists
on the goal.
Kovalev put the puck past Brodeur at 10:42 to tie the game,
1-1. Morozov chipped the puck in with 9 seconds left in the period
to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead.
The second period ended with Pittsburgh leading New Jersey
2-1. The Devils outshot the Penguins 8-4 in the period.
Alexei Kovalez scored his second goal of the game at 9:56
of the third period to give tghe Penguins a 3-1 lead. Aleksey
Morozov scored his second goal of the game just 1:33 later, giving
Pittsburgh a 3 goal lead.
Kovalev got his third goal of the game (and of the season)
at 18:31 -- the hat trick for Kovalev was a shorthanded empty net goal.
The Penguins won the game by a final score of 5-1.
Pittsburgh outshot New Jersey 11-8 in the third period, but were outshot
26-18 in the game.
Slava Fetisov was not behind the bench for the Devils for
this game -- he was in Washington D.C. at the invitation of Russian
president Vladimir Putin.
Scott Niedermayer, Tommy Albelin, and Pierre Dagenais were
healthy scratches for the Devils tonight.