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January 01, 2002
Devils Defeat Blues 2-1
    The New Jersey Devils defeated the St. Louis Blues, 2-1 at home, on Tuesday, January 1, 2002.
    Sergei Brylin beat Fred Brathwaite at 4:35 of the first period.   Scott Stevens got the primary assist on Brylin's 4th goal of the season.   Mike Commodore also got an assist on the early goal which gave the Devils a 1-0 lead.
    The first period ended with the Devils leading the Blues, 1-0.   The Devils outshot the Blues 8-6 in the period.
    Patrik Elias blasted the puck past Brathwaite at 13:17 of the second period to give the Devils a 2-0 lead.   The goal was Elias's 16th of the season and was unassisted.
    The second period ended with the Devils leading 2-0.   The Devils outshot the Blues 9-6 in the period.
    The Blues got a big break, courtesy of the linesmen at 7:41 of the third period.   Chris Pronger of the Blues passed the puck from behind the blue line to Doug Weight - who was just in front of the Devils blue line.   Weight beat Brodeur with a blast, but the pass from Pronger was a clear two-line pass.   The goal should never have been allowed, but the linesman did not call the two-line pass.
    The game ended with the Devils winning the game by a score of 2-1.   St. Louis outshot the Devils 16-7 in the third period and 28-24 in the game.


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