Final OT

Series (Game 2 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

Devils 2

(19-7-1, 48 pts)

Capitals 2

(11-23-1, 27 pts)

6:00 PM ET, January 1, 2004

Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia

1 2 3 OT T
NJ 0 2 0 02
WSH 1 0 1 02

M. Grier (Capitals - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

S. Niedermayer (Devils - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

J. Kwiatkowski (Capitals - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

New Jersey (19-7-8-1) at Washington (11-23-3-1) 6:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Martin Brodeur tries to continue his success with the New Jersey Devils against the Washington Capitals when the teams skate at the MCI Center.

Brodeur is 24-10-3 lifetime against the Capitals with six shutouts. He notched one of them on December 4 when he made only nine stops in a 3-0 victory.

Jeff Friesen, Turner Stevenson and defenseman Paul Martin all scored for New Jersey, which is 4-2-0-0 against Southeast Division opponents.

New Jersey is 7-2-2-1 in its last 12 games after Monday's 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders. The Devils' only losses in that span have come against the Islanders.

The Devils have split their last six road matchups with the Capitals.

Washington is still searching for the 1,000th victory in franchise history after its third straight loss, an embarrassing 7-1 setback at Buffalo on Wednesday. Goaltender Maxime Ouellet was peppered with 42 shots and stopped only 35.

The Capitals played without right wing Peter Bondra, who suffered a groin injury in practice on Tuesday. Bondra owns 22 career goals and 51 points in his career against New Jersey.