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Patrik Elias extends playoff point streak to franchise record 10 games on this day in Devils history

by Amanda Stein amandacstein /

May 22, 2001

The Devils were off to their second consecutive Stanley Cup Final.

And it was the A-Line who propelled them there.

On May 22, 2001 the New Jersey Devils were on the ice for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Final series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. New Jersey had a 3-1 series lead after shutting out the highly talented Penguins in the previous two games.

Patrik Elias entered the game with five goals and seven assists, adding at least one point the previous nine games. When he teamed up with his A-Line for Game 5, the streak would continue, and Elias' name would be once against written into the franchises' record books.

With an assist on Jason Arnott's second period power-play goal, Elias had at least a point in 10-straight playoff games. It was a record at the time for the Devils, and one that remains intact to this day.

''When we're at our best, we probably are the best line in the league," Elias said after a two-point performance in Game 4.

Certainly, hard to argue that point.

The streak would end at 10 after the Devils were shutout in their first game in the Stanley Cup Final, 5-0 against the Colorado Avalanche.

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