March 24, 2003Game 75: Devils Beat Panthers: 4-1
The New Jersey Devils defeated the Panthers, 4-1 in Florida on
Monday, March 24, 2003.
Jiri Bicek blasted the puck from the blue line past Jani Hurme
at 14:12 of the first period to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. Jim McKenzie
and Oleg Tverdovsky assisted on Bicek's 5th goal of the season.
The first period ended with the Devils leading the Panthers,
1-0. The Devils outshot the Panthers 17-5 in the period.
Brian Gionta smacked the puck through Hurme at 5:27 of the second
period to give the Devils a 2-0 lead. Gionta's 12th goal of the season
was assisted by Brian Rafalski.
The second period ended with the Devils leading the Panthers,
2-0. The Devils outshot the Panthers 9-8 in the period.
Marcus Nilson scored a power-play goal at 5:44 of the third
to ruin Brodeur's shutout bid, cutting the Devils lead to 2-1.
Jay Pandolfo gave the Devils a 3-1 lead at 10:21 of the third
period, by blasting the puck past Hurme. Pandolfo's 6th goal of the
season was assisted by Turner Stevenson and John Madden.
Joe Nieuwendyk scored at 12:51 to give the Devils a 4-1 lead.
Nieuwendyk's 16th goal of the season was assisted by Colin White and
The game ended with the Devils defeating the Panthers, 4-1.
The Devils outshot the Panthers 11-7 in the third period and 37-20 in
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