December 01, 2001Devils Flatten Red Wings 4-1
The Devils defeated the Red Hot Detroit Red Wings in New
Jersey on Saturday, December 1, 2001 by a score of 4-1.
Pavel Datsyuk, a rookie for Detroit, scored at 9:07 of
the first period to give the Red Wings an early 1-0 lead.
Jason Arnott would tie the game 1-1 at 15:05 by scoring
his ninth goal of the season. Petr Sykora and Brian Rafalski
got assists on the goal. Rafalski's assist marked his 100th
The first period ended with the game tied, 1-1.
The Devils outshot the Red Wings 10-7 in the period.
5:43 into the second period, Andreas Salomonsson scored
his second goal of the season. Jim McKenzie and Scott Gomez
got assists on the goal.
Jay Pandolfo knocked a rebound past Dominik Hasek at
9:51 to give the Devils a 3-1 lead. Jason Arnott got the only
assist on Jay's first goal of the season.
Jason Arnott scored his second goal of the game at 12:44
on the power-play to increase the Devils lead to 3 goals. Bobby
Holik and Patrik Elias got assists on the goal.
The second period ended with the Devils outshooting the
Red Wings 13-6 and leading them on the scoreboard 4-1.
There was no scoring in the more defensive third period
- the game ended with the Devils winning 4-1. New Jersey outshot
Detroit 6-4 in the third and 29-17 in the game.
Colin White and Sergei Nemchinov were scratches for the