Final SO

Series (Game 1 of 4)

New Jersey leads 4-0

Game 1: Saturday, October 29th
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SO
Bruins4
Game 2: Tuesday, November 29th
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Devils3
Game 3: Thursday, February 9th
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OT
Bruins2
Game 4: Friday, March 24th
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Devils4

Devils 5

(6-5-0, 12 pts)

Bruins 4

(5-5-3, 13 pts)

7:00 PM ET, October 29, 2005

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 SO T
NJ 1 1 2 15
BOS 2 1 1 04

J. Thornton (Bruins - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 3

V. Kozlov (Devils - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

S. Samsonov (Bruins - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

New Jersey (5-5-0) at Boston (5-5-2) 7:00 pm EDT

New Jersey (5-5-0) at Boston (5-5-2), 7:00 pm EDT

BOSTON (Ticker) -- When Boston Bruins fans purchased tickets for Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils, they likely thought they would be witnessing one of the league's top young goaltenders facing one of the greatest in NHL history.

However, after injuries to each team's starting netminder, the game will feature a matchup of backups with New Jersey's Scott Clemmensen facing Boston's Hannu Toivonen.

A two-time Vezina Trophy winner, Martin Brodeur sprained his right knee Wednesday in a loss to Tampa Bay. Clemmensen filled in quite capably for the Devils on Friday, making 25 saves in a 3-2 win over Buffalo.

Sergei Brylin netted the go-ahead goal with 5:23 remaining for New Jersey, which won despite squandering a two-goal lead in the third period.

Meanwhile, Boston's Andrew Raycroft - the 2004 Calder Trophy winner - is expected to miss about a week with a strained hamstring. Toivonen stepped up in his absence Thursday, making 36 saves in just his third career start as the Bruins recorded a 2-1 victory over Toronto.

Jiri Slegr and Sergei Samsonov scored for Boston, which allowed fewer than three goals for the first time in seven games.

Boston held a 2-1-1 edge in the 2003-04 season series. In the last meeting between the teams, the Bruins posted a 3-1 triumph on April 3, 2004 to clinch the Northeast Division title.

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