That wasn’t a game, that was a statement.

And thus ends the saga of Brodeur V. Avery, at least for the time being. A 5-0 thrashing by the Devils, with every single player wearing the NJ crest looking spectacular. Check out Scott’s analysis below – even he couldn’t come up with someone to chew out!

As Scott mentioned, Andy Greene looked stellar, putting up two assists and bringing us back to the Andy halcyon days of the 2007 playoffs. Dainus Zubrus clearly is as upset as we are that the Zubbie Counter remains in the cob-webbed cellar of 2MA and is working to change that. Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond had a wicked hit late in the game to go with his first career NHL point. Zach Parise continued his stellar start, adding another goal and assist to his growing point totals. And of course, John Madden finally scored on a fast break-like situation!

Perhaps most importantly though, is that – save for a bad penalty by Clarkson in the first period – the Devils FINALLY figured out how to keep Sean Avery from getting under their collective skin. In fact, I submit that the Devils/Clarkson/Brodeur gave Avery a small dose of his own medicine. Even ESPN took notice of the little shoves and the clearing attempt by Brodeur that whizzed by Avery’s head. The Devils frustrated Avery and made him a non-factor. My only question is why they needed a thirteen-game study session last year to figure it out.

So now, with a 5-1-0 record, we move on to a home-and-home with our dear dear friends, the (still winless) Philadelphia Flyers. This could be fun.


  1. Hey I chewed out Sutter for 10 minutes of Vrana when there was PLENTY of garbage time to be dished out in this one :p

    but damn, it was still fun 🙂

  2. that was comical (at least to me)…that marty clear of puck where he clearly couldve hit hated in the face.

    but a pro play to put it off glass…team play

    amazing win

  3. Some wonderful days, no? First Avery&co beat Rangers in the garden, and then this…it’s so good it’s scary.

  4. Devs4life says:

    Tix to the game: $10. Food from the Rock (yum): $25. Seeing A.hole Avery get a taste of his own medicine: PRICELESS

    That was epic win. GO DEVILS

  5. The sudden scoring outburst of the Devils was very nice to see. However, reading about how Avery was rendered useless throughout the entirety of the game put a very wide smile on my face.

    The scoring must continue, especially since the Flyers are in store for today and tomorrow.

  6. rico suave says:

    uh oh, zubbie counter just began

  7. Zubbie Counter Fan says:

    Someone get that counter off hock already!!!


  8. Time to fire up that Zubie Counter! Too bad it didn’t get fired up after a win, though.