Every news piece out of the NHL lately seems negative. There's either someone getting suspended, a coach getting fired or a player suffering a concussion. Because of that, the fact that I haven't had a post dedicated to the Devils in a while and Scott Niedermayer Night this Friday, I decided that now would be a good time for the 14th DGA Top 10 Video Special in the series: Scott Niedermayer's Greatest Moments as a New Jersey Devil. Scotty was an amazing skater and playoff hero. This was by far the easiest video special I've ever put together. Enjoy.
#10 - OFF THE FACE-OFF
I included this one because of the fact it's a Devils defenseman scoring a power play goal against the New York Rangers. That makes it special.
#9 - THE VERY FIRST GOAL
Scott Niedermayer scored 112 goals as a New Jersey Devil, and it all started with this one. Here's his first NHL goal, and a spectacular goal as well.
#8 - WELCOME TO PHILADELPHIA
The 2000 Eastern Conference Finals will always go down as one of the greatest playoff series in Devils history, and it all started with this Niedermayer goal, 55 seconds in to Game 1.
#7 - WIN ONE (or 400) FOR MARTY
As the Devils tried to clinch a playoff spot in the Spring of 2004, Scott Niedermayer scored this overtime winner that also turned out to be Martin Brodeur's 400th career win.
#6 - ONE IS GREATER THAN FIVE
Scott Niedermayer goes to work on 5 Boston Bruins, thus proving that quality is better than quantity.
#5 - "SCORE! MARSHALL! IN OVERTIME!"
One of Mike "Doc" Emrick's greatest calls in his career game in the 3rd overtime of Game 5 of the 2003 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Scott Niedermayer's shot ended up being jammed home by Grant Marshall and the Devils won the series, and eventually, the Stanley Cup.
#4 - IT ONLY TAKES THREE TO SCORE
After returning to the Devils in time for the 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs from a suspension, Scott Niedermayer put a rebound of John Madden's slapshot past Mike Vernon for a rare 3-on-5 short-handed goal that tied the game at 2!
#3 - THE UNSUNG HERO OF GAME 7
The unsung hero of Mike Rupp's game-winning Game 7 goal of the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals has to be Scott Niedermayer. Watch as he keeps the puck in the offensive zone and sends a wrister towards the net that Rupp is able to deflect through J.S. Giguere.
#2 - TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT
After a crushing loss in triple-overtime in Game 5, the Devils went to Dallas with a chance to win the Stanley Cup. Scott Niedermayer opened the scoring with a sweet short-handed goal.
#1 - WELCOME TO THE SHOW
Welcome to the Scott Niedermayer Show. During Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Detroit, a 21-year old Scott Niedermayer showed the world that a legendary career is just getting under way.
#27 joins #4 and #3 this Friday!
Thanks to McKay4429061 and 0zachNJDparise9 for uploading all of the classic Devils footage that they do on YouTube!