February 19, 2004Game 59: Capitals & Kolzig Beat Devils, 3-1
The New Jersey Devils were defeated by the Capitals, 3-1 in
Washington on Thursday, February 19, 2004. Olaf Kolzig stopped 43 of 44
There was no scoring, though many chances in the first period.
The Devils outshot the Capitals 15-10 in the first 20 minutes.
Mike Grier deflected a shot from Sergei Gonchar over Scott
Clemmensen at 6:46 of the second period to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead.
Patrik Elias lifted the puck over Olaf Kolzig at 14:27 with a
great backhand shot to tie the game, 1-1. Scott Gomez and Scott
Niedermayer assisted on Elias' 21st goal of the season.
Matt Pettinger beat Clemmensen on a Capitals power-play at 16:13
of the second period to give Washington a 2-1 lead. Ex-Devil Josef
Boumedienne assisted on the goal.
The second period ended with Washington leading, 2-1. The
Devils outshot the Capitals, 11-9 in the period.
Robert Lang beat Clemmensen at 4:00 of the third period to
increase the Capitals lead to 2 goals.
There was no additional scoring in the third period, the Capitals
defeated the Devils, 3-1. the Devils outshot the Capitals 18-7 in the
third period and 44-26 in the game.
The game was the last meeting between the teams in the 2003-2004
regular season. The Devils won the season series 2-1-1.
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