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MSG pays tribute to Niedermayer

Niedermayer’s five greatest games starting Monday, Dec. 5 on MSG+

Friday, 12.2.2011 / 9:59 AM ET / News
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Niedermayer's No. 27 will be raised to the rafters on Dec. 16. (Getty/NHL Images)
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MSG Networks will honor former New Jersey Devils star defenseman Scott Niedermayer by telecasting five of his greatest games starting Monday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m. on MSG Plus leading up to the retirement of his No. 27 jersey by the Devils on “Scott Niedermayer Night” on Friday, December 16.

The five games will be hosted by MSG Plus and Devils play-by-play man Steve Cangialosi and former Devils star and MSG Networks analyst Ken Daneyko as they discuss the significance of each game in Niedermayer’s career.

“Scott obviously had the dramatics for scoring a big goal and setting up a goal with an assist, but what was special about him was that he could control the whole tempo of a game,” says Daneyko, a teammate of Niedermayer’s for 11 seasons, in Monday’s episode “Not many defensemen could do that and Scott Niedermayer was one of the best at it.”

The five games in the series – all on MSG Plus at 8:00 p.m. – include:

• Monday, December 5: Bruins at Devils (10/20/01) – Niedermayer scores OT winner

• Wednesday, December 7: 2000 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Panthers at Devils (4/16/00) – Niedermayer scores short-handed goal

• Friday, December 9: 2003 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Lightning at Devils (5/2/03) – Devils advance to Finals

• Monday, December 12: 1995 Eastern Conference Finals, Devils at Red Wings (6/20/95) – Niedermayer ties the game in the 3rd period

• Wednesday, December 14: 2000 Stanley Cup Finals, Devils at Stars (6/10/2000) – Niedermayer scores short-handed goal and Devils win Cup in 2nd OT

On Friday, December 16 the Devils will retire Niedermayer’s No. 27 jersey before the team hosts the Dallas Stars. MSG Plus will have special coverage of the evening, starting with a pre-game show at 6:30 p.m., which will include the ceremony.

“After winning three Stanley Cups, I don’t know how you can separate one from another,” said Niedermayer when asked about his proudest moment with the Devils. “Those were some very special moments, and when you get a chance to look back and understand how much hard work went into it, you realize that it really takes a team to win.”

Niedermayer, who was drafted in the first round by New Jersey in 1991 and retired from professional hockey in 2010, won three Stanley Cups with the Devils in 1995, 2000 and 2003. Niedermayer is one of the most decorated players in hockey history and is the only player to win every major championship in the sport. During a career spanning two decades, he won a total of four Stanley Cups, two Olympic gold medals, the World Cup, the Memorial Cup, the IIHF World Championship and the World Junior Championship.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59