NHL Game Summary - Washington at New Jersey
(Thursday, December 4th)
Final Score: New Jersey 3, Washington 0
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Martin Brodeur posted his fifth shutout of the season with nine saves, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 blanking of the Washington Capitals.
Paul Martin, Turner Stevenson and Jeff Friesen had a goal and an assist apiece for the Devils, who put an end to their four-game winless streak (1-2-2). New Jersey also has won the last four meetings with Washington.
Brodeur has 69 shutouts in his career. He made just one save in the first period, four in the second and turned aside four more in the third.
Olaf Kolzig turned aside 38 shots in the loss for the Capitals, who had their two-game winning streak halted. Washington also has dropped its last three at the Meadowlands.
New Jersey opened the scoring on Martin's goal 2:25 into the first period. He beat Kolzig for his second tally of the season.
The Devils then grabbed a 2-0 edge when Stevenson cashed in a power play at the 9:10 mark of the first. Martin fired a shot from the left point that Stevenson deflected into the net. Stevenson also has two markers on the season.
New Jersey completed the scoring when Friesen took a pass low from Stevenson and wristed the puck past Kolzig.
The Devils finished 1-for-7 on the power play, while Washington failed to cash in on two chances with the extra skater...Friesen has five goals this season...Kolzig made 19 stops in the second period...The Caps have lost five of the last six meetings with New Jersey...The Devils won for the eighth time in their last 10 home games (8-1-1)...The nine shots allowed were the second lowest in Devils history. They held the Vancouver Canucks to eight in 2-1 victory on December 18, 1996.
12/04 22:27:58 ET