Preseason: Devils vs. Flyers Round 4 - 9/27

Unthinkable
09-27-2003, 03:44 PM
2-1 NJ in the 2nd period

Penalty Box Time Left
New Jersey S. Gomez roughing - 2 min 1:01

Scoring Summary
1st Period
New Jersey 8:19, Christian Berglund 1 (Martin Brodeur)
Philadelphia 11:24, Jeremy Roenick 3 (power play) (Simon Gagne, Tony Amonte)
2nd Period
New Jersey 2:46, Raymond Giroux 1 (shorthanded) (Erik Rasmussen)

Penalty Summary
1st Period
Philadelphia obstruction hooking - 2 min 0:13, T. Amonte
New Jersey interference - 2 min 4:28, P. Elias
Philadelphia too many men on ice - 2 min 9:54, Bench served by S. Gomez
Philadelphia holding - 2 min 12:26, S. Gagne
Philadelphia boarding - 2 min 14:34, M. Handzus
Philadelphia fighting - 5 min 18:40, T. Fedoruk
New Jersey fighting - 5 min 18:40, R. Skrlac

2nd Period
New Jersey charging - 2 min 1:57, J. Friesen
New Jersey roughing - 2 min 4:25, G. Marshall served by S. Gomez
New Jersey fighting - 5 min 4:25, G. Marshall
Philadelphia fighting - 5 min 4:25, E. Weinrich

Unthinkable
09-27-2003, 03:46 PM
Philadelphia 7:13, Sami Kapanen 1 (Justin Williams, Michal Handzus)

Devils Unseen Hand
09-27-2003, 04:03 PM
2-1 NJ in the 2nd period

Penalty Box Time Left
New Jersey S. Gomez roughing - 2 min 1:01

Scoring Summary
1st Period
New Jersey 8:19, Christian Berglund 1 (Martin Brodeur)
Philadelphia 11:24, Jeremy Roenick 3 (power play) (Simon Gagne, Tony Amonte)
2nd Period
New Jersey 2:46, Raymond Giroux 1 (shorthanded) (Erik Rasmussen)

Penalty Summary
1st Period
Philadelphia obstruction hooking - 2 min 0:13, T. Amonte
New Jersey interference - 2 min 4:28, P. Elias
Philadelphia too many men on ice - 2 min 9:54, Bench served by S. Gomez
Philadelphia holding - 2 min 12:26, S. Gagne
Philadelphia boarding - 2 min 14:34, M. Handzus
Philadelphia fighting - 5 min 18:40, T. Fedoruk
New Jersey fighting - 5 min 18:40, R. Skrlac

2nd Period
New Jersey charging - 2 min 1:57, J. Friesen
New Jersey roughing - 2 min 4:25, G. Marshall served by S. Gomez
New Jersey fighting - 5 min 4:25, G. Marshall
Philadelphia fighting - 5 min 4:25, E. Weinrich

I'm glad to see Skrlac got the call up to "set the tone" for the upcoming season!

Unthinkable
09-27-2003, 04:43 PM
Madden scores on the PP.

Missionhockey
09-27-2003, 04:55 PM
Friesen scored too I believe

Unthinkable
09-27-2003, 05:03 PM
Friesen scored too I believe

You are correct. Another PP goal.

New Jersey 17:23, Jeff Friesen 2 (power play) (Michael Rupp, Jamie Langenbrunner)

ZadorovNJD*
09-27-2003, 05:27 PM
Nice to see Rupp add another point...it doesn't guarantee him a spot, but hopefully he's cemented a spot in the regular roster.

DevzFan15
09-27-2003, 05:57 PM
Rupp deff. got a spot on the team

Blackjack
09-27-2003, 07:57 PM
Is anyone else just shocked with how well Mike Rupp is playing? I would have been happy with a good 4th line center or a decent 3rd line wing, but it seems like he's determined to prove that he can play in this league.

Now, I know it's only preseason, and preseason means jack ****, but it's all we have to go on. I wonder what made him improve his consistancy... do you think that after Game 7 last year he realize 'Hey, I can do this, I can be a top line player in this game, it's just up to me'...?

:dunno:

Niedermayer21
09-27-2003, 08:01 PM
Does anyone know the line combos and defense pairings for this game?

Thanks a lot!!! :)

gmdevils
09-27-2003, 08:13 PM
Elias Gomez Marshall
Friesen Rupp Langenbrunner
Berglund Madden Skrlac
Pihlman Rasmussen Suglobov

Niedermayer White
Rafalski Brown
Albelin Giroux

Unthinkable
09-27-2003, 08:27 PM
Is anyone else just shocked with how well Mike Rupp is playing? I would have been happy with a good 4th line center or a decent 3rd line wing, but it seems like he's determined to prove that he can play in this league.

Now, I know it's only preseason, and preseason means jack ****, but it's all we have to go on. I wonder what made him improve his consistancy... do you think that after Game 7 last year he realize 'Hey, I can do this, I can be a top line player in this game, it's just up to me'...?

:dunno:

Count me as shocked. Loving every minute of it though. I think he did some serious soul searching during the entire playoffs imo.

gmdevils
09-27-2003, 08:41 PM
Is anyone else just shocked with how well Mike Rupp is playing? I would have been happy with a good 4th line center or a decent 3rd line wing, but it seems like he's determined to prove that he can play in this league.

Now, I know it's only preseason, and preseason means jack ****, but it's all we have to go on. I wonder what made him improve his consistancy... do you think that after Game 7 last year he realize 'Hey, I can do this, I can be a top line player in this game, it's just up to me'...?

:dunno:

It is only preseason, but I'm really happy about how well that line is gelling right now. Hopefully they can continue that on into the season. If they can, they will give us a legitimate 2nd line which will go a long way to the defense of our championship.

Unthinkable
09-27-2003, 08:53 PM
Anybody getting nervous over the continuing lack of Larionov in game situations thus far? These are crucial games to build chemistry and get in regular season form.

Jared Ramsden
09-27-2003, 10:14 PM
I think there was a lot of pressure on Rupp coming into this season, especially after his playoff preformance last year. It seems as though he has responded very well to the expectations that were placed on him by some.

gmdevils
09-27-2003, 10:55 PM
Anybody getting nervous over the continuing lack of Larionov in game situations thus far? These are crucial games to build chemistry and get in regular season form.

I would be, if not for the chemistry that the Freeze, Rupp, Langs line is showing. And Rasmussen is looking like he'll fit in just fine on this team as well. If we have to start the season with Gomez, Rupp, Madden, and Rasmussen as our starting 4 centers, I'd be fine with that. With Larionov in the fold, we've got some pretty nice depth for Pat to play with right now.

Elias Gomez Marshall
Friesen Rupp Langenbrunner
Pandolfo Madden Gionta
Brylin Rasmussen Berglund

Larionov, Stevenson, Bicek(losing him on waivers this year?)

Not too much pressure on Larionov there... He can help out the pp hopefully. That had to be one of the main reasons that Lou brought him in. I'm starting to get excited... Bring em on! :yo: