November 01, 2008Game 10: Devils Smash Thrashers 6-1
The New Jersey Devils destroyed the Atlanta Thrashers, 6-1 at the
Prudential Center on Saturday, November 1, 2008. Martin Brodeur left the
game with a 3-0 lead just before the half-way point of the game with what was
reported to be an elbow bruise.
Niklas Bergfors gave the Devils a 1-0 lead with his first NHL
goal (in his first NHL game) at 14:10 of the first period. The goal that
beat Johan Hedberg was assisted by Dainius Zubrus and Mike Rupp.
The Devils outshot the Thrashers 12-4 in the first period, which
ended with the Devis leading 1-0.
Patrik Elias made it a 2-0 Devils lead with a goal just 2:34 into
the second period. Elias' third goal of the season was assisted by
Dainius Zubrus and Mike Mottau.
58 seconds after Elias' goal, Zach Parise buried the puck to
increase the Devils lead to three goals. Jamie Langenbrunner and Johnny
Oduya assisted on the goal.
At 6:38 of the second period play stopped and Martin Brodeur left
the game with an upper-body injury that was later reported to be a bruised
elbow. Kevin Weekes tookover in the Devils net.
The Devils took a four goal lead when Brian Gionta scored at
9:28. Patrik Elias and Johnny Oduya assisted on Gionta's second goal of
Jay Pandolfo made it 5-0 New Jersey with a goal at the 19:31 mark
of the second period. Johnny Oduya and John Madden assisted on
Pandolfo's first goal of the season.
7 seconds remained in the second period when Zach Parise gave the
Devils a six goal lead. Parise's power-play goal was assisted by Travis
Zajac and Paul Martin.
The second period ended with the Devils leading Atlanta, 6-0.
The Devils outshot the Thrashers 14-6 in the period.
Viktor Kozlov spoiled the shutout with a 2 on 1 breakaway goal
that beat Weekes at 6:30 of the third period.
The Thrashers outshot the Devils 10-6 in the third period, but
were outshot 32-20 in the game - which ended with the Devils winning,
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