January 15, 2003Game 43: Devils Shutout Islanders: 5-0
The New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Islanders, 5-0, in
East Rutherford on Wednesday, January 15, 2003. Martin Brodeur
recorded his 60th career shutout.
Mike Rupp squared off with Aaron Asham at 6:47 of the first
period - his first fight, in his 2nd NHL game. Rupp had a good start to
the battle, but Asham won the fight in the end.
Jeff Friesen took a nice feed from Joe Nieuwendyk and smacked the
puck past Chris Osgood at 16:07 of the first period. Friesen's 11th goal
of the season was also assisted by Christian Berglund.
The first period ended with the Devils leading the Islanders
1-0. The Islanders outshot the Devils 7-6 in the period.
Patrik Elias gave the Devils a 2-0 lead at 11:45 of the second
period. Elias's 12th goal of the season was assisted by Scott Gomez and
The second period ended with the Devils leading the Islanders,
2-0. The shots were even, 10-10 in the period.
Oleg Tverdovsky blasted the puck from the point past Osgood at
4:28 of the third period on the power-play. Jeff Friesen and Jamie
Langenbrunner assisted on Tverdovsky's 5th goal of the season.
Sergei Brylin with some hard work at 9:23 gave the Devils a 4
goal lead. John Madden and Tommy Albelin assisted on Brylin's 10th goal
of the season.
Jamie Langenbrunner made it 5-0 with 3:49 remaining with a nice
tip of a Scott Niedermayer blast. Colin White also assisted on
Langenbrunner's 12th goal of the season.
The game ended with the Devils winning, 5-0. The Devils
outshot the Islanders 13-10 in the third period and 29-27 in the game.
Tommy Albelin skated as a forward, because Turner Stevenson was
out of the lineup with a bruised right ankle.
The game was the first meeting of the two teams this season, but
they will meet 4 more times before the regular season ends.
Tommy Albelin recorded his 200th career NHL assist on Sergei
Scott Niedermayer recorded his 400th career NHL point on Jamie
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