Sunday, December 10, 2006


Postgame: Devils 5 - Boston 1

I visited some friends and had dinner with them and generally had a good time. I stupidly did not put in a tape for this one, and I'm regretting it. From the looks of the NHL Official Score Sheet, I missed one hell of a game: 5 goals, 42 shots by NJ, and goals from Erik Rasmussen and The Goal Scoring Machine That Is Jay Pandolfo. Unsurprisingly, I was wrong and Martin Brodeur played; but so what? The Devils won by scoring five - a number larger than four and less than six - goals and only letting up one - a number between zero and two - on the second half of a back-to-back set of games.

In lieu of analysis, I will point you to some recaps: Recap
Rich Chere's article in the Star Ledger. I'd like to note from this article that Cam Janssen is now on Long Term Injured Reserve and Dan LaCouture has been called up to New Jersey as a spare forward.
Tom Gulitti's article in the Bergen Record.

The Devils next game is back in New Jersey which is good. Why? They're playing the Buffalo Sabres next. A very, VERY good Sabres team taking on a very, VERY good Devils team. A December-centric winning streak will be on the line and aired live on Versus on Tuesday. It'll make for some great, GREAT hockey.

COMMENTER PRAISE UPDATE: Thanks to Aaron, oft commenter on this site for sending me a video of Brodeur's absolutely amazing save on Geoff Sanderson from Friday's game!


I went to the game last night and was surprised at how sloppy of a game it actually was. Luckily the Bruins were horrible, giving the Devs chance after chance by turning the puck over in their own zone. White was pretty physical and didn't take a penalty; Hale and Lukowich played solid; and Oduya and Martin were even pinching in deep (rarely seen).

3 "weak" goals (Pando didn't get all of his shot, Rasmussen's shot was unexpected and squeaked in, and Brylin's goal was on a rebound in the slot with nobody on him) and 2 great shots (Langenbrunner and Elias top shelf far side goals). Can't complain much and can't wait to go to Thursday's game!

Again, I can't stress it enough; go to and watch the replays of the games (all goals, big hits, big saves). It's not the same as watching the game itself, but is a pretty good substitute.
How about that 4th line?!? They are playing very well.
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