January 17, 2002Devils Beat Rangers 6-4
The New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers at home
by a score of 6-4 on Thursday, January 17, 2002.
Sergei Brylin got the Devils on the board first at 3:00 of
the first period, on the power-play. Brylin's 5th goal of the
season was assistsed by Bobby Holik and Christian Berglund.
Manny Malhotra tied the game by beating Brodeur at 4:48 of
the first period. Brian Rafalask passed the puck in front of Brodeur
to Scott Gomez, but mis-handled the puck and it was taken by Malhotra and
quickly put in the net.
Petr Sykora blasted the puck over Mike Richter at 8:24 of
the first to give the Devils a 2-1 lead. Sykora's 14th goal of the
season was assisted by Jason Arnott and Patrik Elias.
Bruce Gardiner got his second goal of the season at 16:06
to give the Devils a 3-1 lead. Bobby Holik and Sergei Brylin got
assists on the goal.
The first period ended with the Devils leading the Rangers,
3-1. The Devils outshot the Rangers 13-9 in the period.
Jay Pandolfo scored the first Devils shorthanded goal of
season at 4:54 of the second period to give the Devils a 4-1 lead.
John Madden and Scott Stevens got assists on Pandolfo's 3rd goal of the
Petr Nedved beat Brodeur on the power-play at 14:57 of
the second period to cut the Devils lead to 4-2.
The second period ended with the Devils leading the Rangers
4-2. The shots were 6-6 in the period.
Patrik Elias beat Richter at 1:41 of the third period to
give the Devils a 5-2 lead. Elias's 18th goal of the season was
assisted by Petr Sykora and Brian Rafalski.
Mathew Barnaby got the Rangers back within two goals at 5:34
of the third period by beating a screened Martin Brodeur.
Sergei Brylin got his second goal of the game at 6:28 of
the period to give the Devils a 6-3 lead. Brylin's 6th goal of
the season was assisted by Bobby Holik and Scott Niedermayer.
The Rangers got a lucky bounce when Sandy McCarthy put
the puck off of Colin White into the net past Brodeur. The goal
cut the Devils lead to 6-4.
The game ended with the Devils winning 6-4. New
Jersey outshot the Rangers 11-10 in the third period and 30-25 in the
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