Series (Game 1 of 4)

New Jersey leads 2-1

Game 1: Thursday, December 4th
Game 2: Thursday, January 1st
Game 3: Saturday, January 17th
Game 4: Thursday, February 19th

Capitals 0

(8-16-1, 18 pts)

Devils 3

(13-5-0, 32 pts)

7:30 PM ET, December 4, 2003

IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey

1 2 3 T
WSH 0 0 00
NJ 2 0 13

P. Martin (Devils - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

T. Stevenson (Devils - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

J. Friesen (Devils - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Washington (8-15-1-1) at New Jersey (12-5-6-0) 7:30 pm EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Having won consecutive games for the first time this season, the Washington Capitals face the New Jersey Devils at Continental Airlines Arena on Thursday.

The Capitals have opened their current five-game road trip with victories over the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Islanders and are seeking three straight wins for the first time since January 10-13.

Washington's latest win was a 4-1 victory over the Islanders on Tuesday. Jaromir Jagr and Dainius Zubrus each had a goal and an assist as the Capitals defeated the Islanders for the sixth straight time.

Robert Lang had two assists Tuesday to extend his points streak to 16 games, one shy of Mike Gartner's team record. Jagr has a 12-game points streak, seven shy of the career high he set with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1999.

The Devils have managed just two goals in going 0-2-1 in three contests following a team-record 13-game winless streak. Jay Pandolfo scored his sixth goal in Tuesday's 3-1 setback to the Phoenix Coyotes. He had six goals in 68 games last season.

Right wing Jamie Langenbrunner (knee), center Scott Gomez (ribs) and defenseman Colin White (knee) did not play. Langenbrunner will be sidelined for a few weeks while recovering from knee surgery, but Gomez and White could play Thursday.

The Devils went 3-1-0 against the Capitals last season with Martin Brodeur recording a .933 save percentage. Brodeur is 23-10-3 with a 2.07 goals-against average lifetime against the Capitals.