December 27, 2003Game 34: Devils & Schwab Shutout Penguins: 2-0
The New Jersey Devils shutout the Penguins, 2-0, in Pittsburgh
on Saturday, December 27, 2003. The shutout was the first of the season
for Corey Schwab, and the sixth of his career.
Jay Pandolfo beat Jean-Sebastien Aubin at 9:30 of the first
period, with 1 second remaining on a Devils power-play. John Madden and
Brian Gionta assisted on Pandolfo's eighth goal of the season.
The first period ended with the Devils leading the Penguins, 1-0.
The Devils outshot the Penguins 10-9 in the period.
There was no scoring in the second period -- the Penguins outshot
the Devils 8-6 in the period.
Jeff Friesen recorded his 8th goal of the season at 9:48 of the
third period on the power-play to give the Devils a 2-0 lead. Erik
Rasmussen and Patrik Elias assisted on Friesen's eighth goal of the
The game ended with the Devils defeating the Penguins, 2-0.
The Devils outshot the Pens 12-5 in the third period and 28-21 in the
Rasmussen's assist on Friesen's goal in the third period was his
100th career NHL point. The game was the 900th of Igor Larionov's NHL
Corey Schwab made just his second start this season. His
first start of the season was on November 7, a 1-1 tie with the Maple
The Devils now lead the season series 3-0. The first two
wins were 2-1 victories with the second being an overtime win.
The goal was a present to himself for Jay Pandolfo -- scoring it
on his 29th birthday.
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