NJ Devils vs. Boston Bruins @ 7:30 PM EST - 10/25/03

10-25-2003, 02:44 PM
And before there is even time to create a GDT, Elias scores to put us up 1-0.

10-25-2003, 02:46 PM
The Boston Bruins like to think they match up very well with the defending Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils. That is, as long as the games are played at the FleetCenter.
The Bruins will try to end a six-game road winless streak in the series when the teams meet at Continental Airlines Arena.

New Jersey and Boston opened the season with a 3-3 tie at the FleetCenter on Oct. 8 in a rematch of last season's first-round playoff series, which the Devils won in five games.

The Bruins were resilient in the opener, overcoming 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to remain unbeaten in their last three regular season meetings (1-0-2) with the Devils.

``Every year, they're up there and battling for the Stanley Cup,'' Bruins goalie Felix Potvin said of the Devils. ``I think we held our own against those guys.''




Team Comparison
Team G W L T OTL Pts Standings GF GA Home/Road
Boston 8 4 2 2 0 10 2nd, Northeast 19 18 4-1-1-0 Road
New Jersey 6 2 2 2 0 6 3rd, Atlantic 12 12 0-2-1-0 Home

10-25-2003, 02:48 PM
Cheers for the Devils scoring on the powerplay and Elias doing the scoring.

Jeers for geniuses who decided to put this game on METRO.

10-25-2003, 02:52 PM
Holy crap the CAA is empty... Not a good thing.

Devils outshooting the B's 8-3 so far, much like the season opener if I remember correctly.

And Ian Moran to the box for high sticking. Let's show off that PP!!!

10-25-2003, 03:03 PM
UGH. Martin Lapointe scored on the PP...radio guys say he was all alone and had the net. UGH, UGH, UGGGH.

Fighter of Foo
10-25-2003, 03:09 PM
Langenbrunner shorty!!!

Goal: Langenbrunner (Niedermayer) 18:02 SH

10-25-2003, 03:15 PM
Langenbrunner shorty!!!

Goal: Langenbrunner (Niedermayer) 18:02 SH

That goal was sweet... Skated in down low and roofed in the upper corner.

10-25-2003, 03:17 PM
End of the first period. Elias apparently almost made it 3-1 at the end. So far it's an exciting game. If only I could WATCH it...

10-25-2003, 03:18 PM
Holy crap the CAA is empty... Not a good thing.

Well, there is a fairly important baseball game going on, so I will forgive it.

10-25-2003, 03:19 PM
Well, there is a fairly important baseball game going on, so I will forgive it.

Excellent point.

10-25-2003, 03:26 PM
After one...

Scoring Summary
1st Period
New Jersey 2:27
Patrik Elias 2 (power play) (Scott Gomez, Scott Niedermayer)

Boston 14:54
Martin Lapointe 1 (power play) (Sergei Samsonov, Joe Thornton)

New Jersey 18:02
Jamie Langenbrunner 3 (shorthanded) (Scott Niedermayer)

Penalty Summary
1st Period

Boston slashing - 2 min 1:47, M. Knuble
Boston high sticking - 2 min 7:09, I. Moran
New Jersey tripping - 2 min 13:40, J. Langenbrunner
New Jersey cross check - 2 min 17:00, C. White

Skaters TOI G A +/- SOG PIM
C. Berglund 3:45 0 0 0 2 0
S. Brown 4:08 0 0 0 0 0
S. Brylin 4:41 0 0 0 2 0
P. Elias 4:23 1 0 0 1 0
J. Friesen 3:11 0 0 0 3 0
B. Gionta 3:36 0 0 0 0 0
S. Gomez 3:43 0 1 0 1 0
J. Langenbrunner 5:28 1 0 +1 1 2
I. Larionov 2:43 0 0 0 0 0
J. Madden 4:59 0 0 0 1 0
G. Marshall 3:55 0 0 0 0 0
P. Martin 5:54 0 0 0 0 0
S. Niedermayer 8:57 0 2 +1 1 0
J. Pandolfo 7:00 0 0 0 0 0
B. Rafalski 5:09 0 0 0 0 0
M. Rupp 3:57 0 0 0 0 0
S. Stevens 8:10 0 0 0 0 0
C. White 4:43 0 0 0 0 2

10-25-2003, 04:21 PM
Patrice Bergeron just made it 2-2.

10-25-2003, 04:22 PM
Good to see Berglund in the lineup.

Yes, METRO does suck!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

10-25-2003, 04:28 PM
Great, it's now 3-2, Samsonov scores. Ugggggggggggggh.

10-25-2003, 04:34 PM
NHL.com has it as little G and devils up 3 - 2

EH? I could have sworn I heard it was Samsonov scoring?

Oh, I just heard Murray scoring to make it 4-2. UGH.

What's up with NJ? They seemed to be doing so well in the 1st period, but it's the crucial 3rd period and they aren't getting things done.

10-25-2003, 04:36 PM
I guess Patrice Bergeron is not so bad after all. Hopefully, Petr Vrana will turn out to be the better player.

Do you think Bergeron would have made the Devils ahead of Rasmussen?
Jason? Anyone? If not, then the point of selecting Bergeron instead of Vrana is moot.

10-25-2003, 04:55 PM
AOL has Suglobov playing for the Devils. This can't be true, can it?
My friend went to the game, but he isn't answering his cell phone.

10-25-2003, 04:59 PM
AOL has Suglobov playing for the Devils. This can't be true, can it?
My friend went to the game, but he isn't answering his cell phone.

absolutely not true

10-25-2003, 04:59 PM
AOL has Suglobov playing for the Devils. This can't be true, can it?
My friend went to the game, but he isn't answering his cell phone.

Not sure why AOL has Suglobov playing. Ugly 3rd period, I'm sure Stevens will have something to say to the boys in the locker room.

Only line generating much offense was Elias-Gomez-Gionta. 4th line tonight was Berglund-Rupp-Marshall with Rasmussen being the healthy scratch tonight.

10-25-2003, 05:04 PM
Let me know when to panic, ok? I have enough on my plate right now. I can't get worried this early.
Thank God this game was on METRO!!! ;)

10-25-2003, 05:06 PM
*HEARING* that 3rd period was terrible. I don't even know if all of the Devils showed up for that one.

I want to chalk this up as just another off night, but I'll bet you donuts that Pat Burns will do his damnedest to stop this inconsistent play as of late (great 1st period, OK 2nd, what the hell in the 3rd?).

I Hate Tie DOMI
10-25-2003, 10:01 PM
Turning point for me was the second period phantom call on Colin White who didn't do anything to Joe Thorton, but still got a penalty. Boston as a result had a pretty good powerplay, but didn't score. After that it was lights out for New Jersey. I can't remember if it was the Bergeron goal or the Samsonov goal but Paul Martin basically gave them that goal. I don't know how he couldn't see the puck right in front of him to knock it away. Martin = Albany IMO. The sooner the better.

10-25-2003, 10:24 PM
I'll blame this loss on the yankees. The devils were probably watching beckett dismantle the yankees in the locker room in the second intermission and got scared because maybe they thought the boss would be so pissed that he would actually start to take interest in the Devils and demand that they win all their games as well.

In all seriousness, the team right now is very horrible. Right now they are alot closer to the Pittsburgs and the Carolinas of the world than they are to the legit cup contenders. Things have to start to change.

10-26-2003, 06:11 AM
How awful are the Devils right now? I come home to see a 2-1 lead in the 3rd evaportate within minutes to see a 5-2 Boston win ON DEVILS ICE.

To me, they just seem to be going through the motions right now. Brodeur has been horrendous, but the defense is even worse. It's quite obvious we have no goal scorers, and eventually, a change will be made. It can only be a matter of time before Rasmussen *****es that he was a scratch.

I'm worried simply because the Eastern Conference is wide-open this year, and right now, the Islanders look a lot better, the Rangers have won two in a row, and Ottawa is killing everyone with OFFENSE.

Right now, I hate this team.

Tao Jones
10-26-2003, 08:00 AM
With the Islanders, Avs, and Philly coming up, hopefully the Devs will be up to the challenge of raising their level of play. On the bright side they haven't lost on the road in the regular season since March 13 in Boston going 7-0-4 (thanks Deb Kaufmann).

Couldn't help noticing Rheaume went 6-9 on face-offs, and looked strong at both ends, with over 10 minutes of ice time last night, against Detroit, while Rasmussen was scratched for Rupp and Berglund. :rant:

Send Martin and Hale down to Albany, let them come back up when the team is on more solid ground. They aren't gaining anything by watching this team try to shake off the early season blahs. There will be plenty of time for them later in the season when their inexperience will be less costly.

Voice of Reason
10-26-2003, 10:34 AM
Scoring is very difficult for this team. Period.
Along with that, the D hasn't gelled as of yet.
Those two factors result in a team having to kill itself to protect 1 goal leads with a weaker defense.
Never a good combination.

Lou needs to get/call up a scoring threat just to give the O some balance and take some pressure off the D.

10-26-2003, 06:07 PM
I think this team is really weak, if this continues untill december I say we trade some players for picks and prospects and look forward to a run next year "if there is one".

No way, imo. With Stevens nearing the end of his career, the time to win is *now*. David Hale and Colin White are never going to replace Scott Stevens. I hope Lou does the exact opposite and trades prospects and picks to try to win again this year or next year (if there is a next season). Guys like Comrie, Conroy, Ricci, Scott Thorton etc. would make good Devils. Adam Oates couldn't hurt, either.

10-26-2003, 07:06 PM
Spectors had the following Devils rumor posted:


NEW YORK POST: Larry Brooks reports the early struggles of the New Jersey Devils may force GM Lou Lamoriello to swing a trade to add depth at centre. Brooks cites sources as claiming Lamoriello is keeping an eye on Calgary Flame Craig Conroy, who's an unrestricted free agent next summer. His agent has had no talks with the Flames regarding a contract extension.

Spector's Note: The odds are good Conroy won't re-sign with the Flames. They may indeed try to move him, but I think that'll depend on how close the Flames are making the playoffs. As long as they're in contention, they'll keep him, but if they fall out of the race at any point after December, they'll shop him.