Twenty years ago the New Jersey Devils won their third Stanley Cup in a period of eight years when they topped the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in seven incredible games, capped off by a 3-0 shutout in Game 7 at Continental Airlines Arena.
On Saturday, the Devils honored that team chuck full of legends from Martin Brodeur, Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer, Patrick Elias, and Ken Daneko to name just a few, before taking the ice against Philadelphia.
The nostalgia was off the hook.
The hardest trophy to win in sports, and these guys did the thing...— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) February 26, 2023
Let's party in their honor! #Sponsored | @CitizensBank pic.twitter.com/XBqTvrHvpu
As for the game itself, the current crop of Devils made a little history scoring seven goals, the most the franchise has scored against Philly. Dawson Mercer also extended his scoring streak to six games as the Devils won their second straight with a 7-0 win.
Jersey scored three goals in the opening period, with Jonas Siegenthaler getting the party started some three minutes into the game.
Before it was all said and done, seven different Devils players scored a goal including: Siegenthaler, Jack Hughes, Mercer, Nico Hischier, Dougie Hamilton, Jesper Bratt, and Nathan Bastain.
Akira Schmid recorded 23 saves in the shutout. Let’s relieve the moments below!