NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, October 7th
(All times eastern)
New Jersey Devils (1-0-0) at Dallas Stars (1-0-0), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Dallas Stars will begin their home schedule tonight
when they welcome the New Jersey Devils to town.
The Stars opened the season with a dramatic victory as Darryl Sydor scored the
game-winning goal 2:07 into overtime to lead his team to a 3-2 triumph at
Sydor also had an assist for the Stars, who improved to 7-0-3 in their last 10
season openers. Mike Modano and Loui Eriksson also scored for Dallas, which
overcame a two-goal third-period deficit to record its first win.
Marty Turco ended with 36 saves, including three in overtime, and had the
assist on the game-winning goal.
The Stars have won their last four home openers and are 6-0-1 in the last
The Devils, meanwhile, kicked off their campaign with a road win over the
defending Stanley Cup champion Hurricanes on Friday. Martin Brodeur stopped
all 29 shots he faced to record his 81st shutout, as New Jersey bested
Carolina, 4-0, at the RBC Center.
With the win Brodeur tied Terry Sawchuk (447) for third on the all-time wins
list. He is the youngest ever to accomplish the feat, and did it in the fewest
number of games, surpassing Patrick Roy.
Zach Parise scored a pair of goals while Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrik Elias
also tallied goals for the Devils, who won their first game under new head
coach Claude Julien. Brian Gionta, who was signed to a new contract on
Tuesday, contributed three assists.
Carolina knocked New Jersey out of the playoffs last season, winning the
Eastern Conference semifinal series 4-1, on its way to the Stanley Cup
The Stars beat New Jersey in the only meeting of the season last year.
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