Gomez leads Devils past Bruins in preseason opener

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Scott Gomez led a New Jersey power-play
assault with a goal and two assists, leading the Devils to a 5-0
victory Sunday over the Boston Bruins in the preseason opener for
both teams.

Defenseman Johnny Oduya had three assists in a game that marked
the debuts of former Montreal coach Claude Julien with the Devils
and ex-Detroit coach Dave Lewis with the Bruins.

Barry Tallackson and Gomez scored in the first period and Jamie
Langenbrunner and Mike Rupp connected in the second. Gomez assisted
on goals by Tallackson and Langenbrunner.

The Bruins couldn't stay out of the penalty box in the first two
periods. The Devils had four power-play goals in 11 chances. Boston
goalie Hannu Toivonen yielded four goals on 26 shots in his two

Zach Parise closed the scoring at 13:07 of the third period, the
only goal at even strength.

Goalie Scott Clemmensen, one of several Devils in camp without a
contract, kept the Bruins scoreless for the first 30:12.

The Bruins elected not to play their marquee free-agent signings
-- defenseman Zdeno Chara, center Marc Savard and first-round draft
pick Phil Kessel.

The Devils, the parent team of the AHL Lowell Devils affiliate,
were the home team in a game played 30 miles from Boston.