RCNJ Watches as Devils beat Capitals, 3-1
Sandeep Nandy writes, "On Saturday, December 8, the RCNJ organized a trip to Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ to watch the New Jersey Devils host the Washington Capitals. In all, 54 RCNJ members attended the game, seated in sections 207, 219, 227 and 241. The Devils put forth a strong defensive effort and had timely goal scoring in a 3-1 victory. The win extended the Devils unbeaten streak to 4 games (3-0-1)."
"A good time was had by all and some new friendships created." Read on for a summary of the game action...
Sandeep Nandy continued:
Devil-killer Peter Bondra managed five shots on goal in the first period, but all were stopped by Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur during a scoreless first period.
New Jersey forward Sergei Brylin broke a 10 game scoring drought when he put home the rebound of a Bobby Holik shot. The Devils extended to a two goal lead when defenseman Brian Rafalski blasted a shot over the left shoulder of Washington goaltender Olaf Kolzig and into the back of the net.
Devils forward Scott Gomez extended the Devils lead to 3-0 when took an put home an excellent centering pass by rookie forward Andreas Salomonsson. The Capitals ended Brodeur's shutout bid with four minutes remaining in the third period.