Series (Game 1 of 1)

Boston leads 1-0

Game 1: Tuesday, September 30th

Bruins 1

(3-4-0, 6 pts)

Devils 0

(2-3-1, 5 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 30, 2003

IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey

1 2 3 T
BOS 1 0 01
NJ 0 0 00

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PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Ticker) -- Felix Potvin bounced back from a pair of tough performances with 28 saves and Glen Murray scored a power-play goal to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 preseason victory over the New Jersey Devils.

Signed as a free agent on September 3, Potvin surrendered 13 goals in his first two preseason appearances. But he helped the Bruins kill six power plays as they blanked the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Murray converted on the first of Boston's four power plays. Just 15 seconds into a high-sticking penalty on Grant Marshall, Murray got a pass from Joe Thornton in the slot and put a backhander past goaltender Corey Schwab at 2:44 of the opening period.

Schwab stopped 17 shots as the Devils rested Vezina Trophy winner Martin Brodeur and Scott Gomez.

New Jersey had a chance to tie early in the third period but came up empty during an 82-second two-man advantage.

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