February 15, 2003Game 57: Penguins Beat Devils: 4-1
The New Jersey Devils were defeated, 4-1 at home by the
Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, February 15, 2003.
The Penguins got goals from Nieminen and Surovy at 6:02 and 9:11
of the first period.
Jim McKenzie tried to get the Devils fired up by fighting
Penguins big guy Steve McKenna after the Surovy goal.
The fight did not have the desired effect as Samuelsson was able
to beat Brodeur just 1:28 later at 10:41. Lemieux added a power-play
goal at 17:04 to add to the Penguins 4-0 first period rout of the
The first period ended with the Penguins leading the Devils,
4-0. Pittsgurgh outshot the Devils 11-8 in the period.
Corey Schwab replaced Martin Brodeur for the start of the second
period to mind the Devils net.
Brian Gionta was hit and fell awkwardly along the boards near the
end of the first period. He returned to the Devils bench at the start of
the second, but did not skate. He left the arena, walking under his own
power, in an ambulance for tests.
Brian Rafalski got the Devils on the board at 14:08 of the second
period on the power-play. Jeff Friesen and Joe Nieuwendyk assisted on
Rafalski's 2nd goal of the season.
The second period ended with the Penguins leading the Devils,
4-1. The Devils outshot the Penguins 21-2 in the period.
There was no scoring in the third period, the Penguins beat the
Devils, 4-1. The Devils outshot the Penguins 11-4 in the third period
and 40-17 in the game.
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