Boston at New Jersey

    Gomez lifts Devils with goal, two assists in shutout vs. Bruins


    LOWELL, Mass. -- Scott Gomez led a New Jersey power-play assault with a goal and two assists, leading the Devils to a 5-0 victory Sunday over the Boston Bruins in the preseason opener for both teams.

    Defenseman Johnny Oduya had three assists in a game that marked the debuts of former Montreal coach Claude Julien with the Devils and ex-Detroit coach Dave Lewis with the Bruins.

    Barry Tallackson and Gomez scored in the first period and Jamie Langenbrunner and Mike Rupp connected in the second. Gomez assisted on goals by Tallackson and Langenbrunner.

    The Bruins couldn't stay out of the penalty box in the first two periods. The Devils had four power-play goals in 11 chances. Boston goalie Hannu Toivonen yielded four goals on 26 shots in his two periods.

    Zach Parise closed the scoring at 13:07 of the third period, the only goal at even strength.

    Goalie Scott Clemmensen, one of several Devils in camp without a contract, kept the Bruins scoreless for the first 30:12.

    The Bruins elected not to play their marquee free-agent signings -- defenseman Zdeno Chara, center Marc Savard and first-round draft pick Phil Kessel.

    The Devils, the parent team of the AHL Lowell Devils affiliate, were the home team in a game played 30 miles from Boston.

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    Scoring Summary
    6:13Power Play - Barry Tallackson - Assists: Scott Gomez and Johnny Oduya
    18:33Power Play - Scott Gomez - Assists: Brian Rafalski and Johnny Oduya
    8:14Power Play - Jamie Langenbrunner - Assists: Scott Gomez and Barry Tallackson
    19:03Power Play - Michael Rupp - Assists: Jamie Langenbrunner and Brian Rafalski
    13:07Zach Parise - Assists: Nicklas Bergfors and Johnny Oduya
    Penalty Summary
    1:39Nate DiCasmirro: hooking - minor
    4:24Wade Brookbank: holding - minor
    6:52Michael Rupp: fighting - major
    6:52Wade Brookbank: fighting - major
    8:57Petr Tenkrat: hooking - minor
    11:31Petr Kalus: high-sticking - minor
    12:34Jeremy Reich: hooking - minor
    14:04Zach Parise: hooking - minor
    16:22Petr Tenkrat: hooking - minor
    17:32Milan Jurcina: hooking - minor
    6:31Billy Tibbetts: holding - minor
    7:17Matt Lashoff: hooking - minor
    18:17Jordan Sigalet: holding - minor
    19:24Zach Parise: goaltender interference - minor
    7:10Tomas Harant: hooking - minor
    8:51David Hale: hooking - minor
    14:27Cam Janssen: slashing - minor
    14:57Milan Jurcina: hooking - minor
    16:02David Hale: hooking - minor
    18:12Wade Brookbank: fighting - major
    18:12Dan LaCouture: fighting - major
    19:14Zach Parise: interference - minor
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