After Washington rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score,
the Devils took the lead at 15:17 of the second period when
Marshall scored from the slot on a feed from Scott Gomez.
The Capitals were penalized five times in the first period, but
gave up only one goal. Malakhov scored at 13:27, with New Jersey
holding a five-on-three advantage, on a point shot past Brent
Washington outshot New Jersey 8-7 in the period despite a 5-to-1
disadvantage in power plays.
"It seemed during the first period, they got deep into our
penalty kills and that makes the guys tired," Johnson said. "It
was rough to go through that in the first period, but we came
In the second, Langenbrunner gave the Devils a 2-0 lead at 2:52.
Johnson blocked Brian Gionta's tip shot, but the puck rolled
through the crease and Langenbrunner swatted it into the net.
Bradley and Sutherby combined on the next two goals as the
Capitals pulled even.
Sutherby left a drop pass for Bradley in the left circle and he
used Devils defenseman Colin White as a screen to beat Brodeur at
Bradley returned the favor as he fed a cross-ice pass to
Sutherby in the right circle. Brodeur came out to block the initial
shot, but was out of position as Sutherby flipped in the rebound at
Brodeur, starting on consecutive days after missing six games
with a sprained right knee, had an easy third period as the Devils
limited the Capitals to only two shots.
"That's New Jersey hockey," Capitals coach Glen Hanlon said.
"They get a lead on you and they can shut it down. They've done it
for a lot of years."
NOTES:@ The Devils shuffled minor-league right wings from their
Albany (AHL) affiliate. New Jersey called up Barry Tallackson and
sent down Cam Janssen...Capitals G Olie Kolzig missed a second
straight game with a hamstring injury...Devils RW Alexander Mogilny
was scratched after suffering a concussion in the Friday afternoon
game...Malakhov appeared in his 700th game.
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Arena: IZOD Center Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Referees: Mike Hasenfratz, Dan O'Rourke Linesmen: Brian Murphy, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 15,209 (79.9% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Vladimir Malakhov (4)
(Power Play) Assists: Paul Martin, Brian Gionta
Jamie Langenbrunner (4)
(Power Play) Assists: Brian Gionta, Scott Gomez
Matt Bradley (4)
Assists: Brian Sutherby, Shaone Morrisonn
Brian Sutherby (1)
Assists: Matt Bradley, Ben Clymer
Grant Marshall (2)
(Power Play) Assists: Scott Gomez, Jamie Langenbrunner