October 01, 2002Pre-Season Game 7: Islanders Defeat Devils, 5-2
The New Jersey Devils were defeated, 5-2 at Nassau
Coliseum on Tuesday, October 1, 2002.
The game was played early (11:00AM), because the
Islanders were hosting their second "Cool School Field Trip".
16,234 children between the age of 3-8 were in
Just 2:46 into the first period, Turner Stevenson
and Eric Godard dropped their gloves and fought.
Adrian Aucoin gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead at
12:22 of the first period.
The Devils outshot the Islanders 16-7 in the first
period, but trailed 1-0 on the scoreboard.
Jamie Langenbrunner tied the game at 4:07 of the
second period. Langenbrunner's first goal of the
pre-season was assisted by Scott Stevens and Patrik Elias.
Corey Schwab took over netminding duty for the
Devils about half way through the second period.
&nbap; 12:21 into the second period, Turner Stevenson and
Eric Godard got together for their second fight of the game.
Alexei Yashin scored for the Islanders at 13:11 of
the second, to regain a 1 goal advantage.
Brad Isbister scored just 28 seconds later
to give the Islanders a 3-1 lead.
Jamie Langebrunner got his second goal of the game,
on the power-play with just 19 seconds remaining in the second
period. The goal was assisted by Tommy Albelin and Andrei
The second period ended with the Islanders leading
the Devils, 3-2. The Devils outshot the Islanders 13-8 in
the second period.
Adrian Aucoin got his second goal of the game on
the power-play to give the Islanders a 4-2 lead at 16:03 of the
The Devils pulled Scwab late in the game, in an
attempt to even the score and force overtime, but were
unsuccessful. With 9 seconds remaining in regulation time,
Claude Lapointe scored an empty net goal.
The game ended with the Islanders winning, 5-2.
The Devils outshot the Islanders 12-10 in the third
period and 41-25 in the game. Rick DiPietro stopped 39 of
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