January 03, 2002Predators Edge Devils, 4-3
The New Jersey Devils lost to the Nashville Predators at
home, 4-3, on Thursday, January 3, 2002.
Martin Erat beat Brodeur at 3:05 of the first period, with
the Predators first shot of the game. The goal gave Nashville an
early 1-0 lead.
Denis Arkhipov scored for Nashville at 4:41 to give the
Predators a 2-0 lead.
Brian Gionta got his first NHL goal at 15:36 of the first
period to cut the Predators lead to 2-1. The goal was assisted by
Scott Gomez and Scott Niedermayer.
The first period ended with the Predators leading the
Devils 2-1. The Devils outshot the Predators 12-11 in the period.
Petr Tenkrat beat Martin Brodeur at 4:00 of the second
period to give Nashville a 3-1 lead.
With just 37 seconds left in the second period, Scott Hartnell
scored to give the Predators a 4-1 lead.
The second period ended with Nashville a 4-1 lead.
The Predators outshot the Devils 12-5 in the period.
Petr Sykora got the Devils to within two goals at 5:56 of
the third period. Patrik Elias and Jason Arnott got assists on
Sykora's 8th goal of the season.
Scott Gomez scored at 10:36 of the third period to cut the
Predators lead to 4-3. Gomez's 4th goal of the season was assisted
by Brian Rafalski and Scott Stevens.
The game ended with the Predators winning, 4-3. The
Devils outshot the Predators 16-4 in the third period, and 33-27 in the