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October 05, 2005
Game 1: Devils Beat Penguins: 5-1 at Home

    The New Jersey Devils began the 2005-2006 season with a 5-1 win at home over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, October 5, 2005.

    Sergei Brylin scored the first goal of the Devils season by beating Jocelyn Thibault at 16:55 of the first period.   Brylin's goal was assisted by Alexander Mogilny and Dan McGillis.

    Zach Parise gave the Devils a 2-0 lead, scoring his first career NHL goal on the power-play with 35 seconds remaining in the first period.   Brian Gionta and Viktor Kozlov assisted on the goal.

    The first period ended with the Devils leading the Penguins, 2-0.   The Penguins outshot the Devils 17-13 in the period.

    Brian Gionta increased the Devils lead to 3 goals with an amazing second-effort, falling shot that beat Thibault with just 3:42 remaining in the second period.   Gionta's first goal of the season was unassisted.

    The second period ended with the Devils leading the Penguins, 3-0.   The Devils outshot the Penguins 10-9 in the period.

    Gionta scored 3:29 into the third period to give the Devils a commanding 4-0 lead with the power-play goal.   Gionta's second goal of game was assisted by Viktor Kozlov and Zach Parise.

    Mark Recchi got the Penguins on the board with a power-play goal, beating Martin Brodeur at 5:36.     Sergei Brylin tallied his second goal of the game at 13:02 of the third period to increase the Devils lead to 5-1.   Scott Gomez was credited with the only assist on the goal.

    The game ended with the Devils defeating the Penguins 5-1.   The Devils outshot the Penguins 14-11 in the third period; with the shots even, 37-37 in the game.   Pittsburgh was 1-11 on the power-play, while the Devils managed to capitalize on 2 of their 8 power-play opportunites.

    Devils' rookie Zach Parise took the spotlight away from supposed Penguins phenom, Sidney Crosby in this game.   In nearly equivalent ice time (15:50 Crosby, 15:48 Parise), Parise was a +1, recorded 4 shots on goal and scored one goal and one assist to Crosby's -2 and one assist with 3 shots on goal.

    Attendance for the game was 18,101.   The 3 stars of the game were Brian Gionta, Martin Brodeur, and Zach Parise.   New Jersey won 57% of the face-offs in the game.

    Darren Langdon, Krzysztof Oliwa, and Sean Brown were healthy scratches for the Devils.

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