January 7, 2007

Devils 3, Canadiens 0

First Period: Michael Rupp, Devils (Martin, Rafalski)
Brian Gionta, Devils (Rafalski, Gomez)
Second Period:
Third Period: Brian Gionta, Devils (PPG) (Elias, Gomez)

Shots on Goal: 37-28 Devils

Penalties: Canadiens - 12 minutes, Devils - 2 minutes

Wow, the Devils are just rolling right now. They are STEAMROLLING these teams. I figured today they would have to outshoot Montreal. I should have actually predicted that and told you beforehand, but that's honestly what I was thinking and no doubt the Devils were thinking it as well. Huet played pretty well under the circumstances but the Devils know that in order to beat the man they need to send many pucks his way. It proved to be one of the differences today. Gionta again had two goals and has been giving great effort as well as being in the right place in the right time. He now leads the team with 19 and is looking to break away from the pack, like he did last year en route to leading the team with 48 goals. What can you say about Marty Brodeur? He has been so good lately, and his success/domination over the Canadiens has been incredible. He got his 7th shutout of the year, the most in the NHL, by stopping all 28 shots that came his way. And he got his 25th win today, the most in the NHL. He also owns the second-best GAA and the third-best Save Percentage in the league. His domination has been incredible to witness. A lot of great effort out there and a very well-played game. This team is downright scary right now, and that is fun to be a part of. Kinda scary scenario for Brad Lukowich as he lost a lot of bad on a particularly nasty high stick that cost Michael Ryder four minutes in the penalty box. I hope he's okay. Great game yet again.