Pandolfo and Madden figured in all three goals and Martin Brodeur recorded his 14th career playoff shutout as the Devils took a three games to none lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with a 3-0 blanking of the Bruins.
Pandolfo and Madden have held Joe Thornton and Glen Murray to one goal in the best-of-seven series after the duo combined for 80 during the regular season. And they got downright offensive to put New Jersey one win from a trip to the second round.
"That's playoff hockey," Madden said. "You can't rely on one or two lines to get the job done. When you're on the ice in the offensive zone, you gotta get to the net and score goals. We've done that all year long."
Pandolfo added an insurance tally with eight minutes to play and set up Madden's empty-netter.
"I've always enjoyed coming back here during the regular season," said Pandolfo, who starred at Boston University. "But this was my first time facing them in the playoffs, and it means that much more."
Brodeur made seven saves in the first period and 11 in each of the last two, extending his shutout streak to 86 minutes, 1 second.
"They tried to create traffic and tried shooting the puck and going to the net," said Brodeur, who made his 107th consecutive postseason start. "I was able to control my rebounds pretty good. There was a few of them I let go, but I think my players in front of me did a great job."
Jeff Hackett made his first start of the series and stopped 19 shots for Boston, which fell to 6-12 at home in the playoffs since 1995. Only one Eastern Conference team scored more goals during the regular season than the Bruins, who have three in this series.
"I think we have a pretty good offensive team here and they've shut us down so far," Murray said. "It's plain and simple. We have to get some kind of attack going and get in front of them and score on the power play. That's what it takes to win in the playoffs."
Boston hosts Game Four on Tuesday.
"We need to win four, they need to win one," Thornton said. "So it's just day-by-day now. ... Obviously, when things don't go good, you're frustrated. And when you don't win, you're frustrated. So it's tough right now."
After managing just one shot in the first 12 minutes of the game, New Jersey grabbed the lead 71 seconds into the second period.
Madden won a faceoff from Thornton in the left circle and sent the puck back to Stevens at the point. As the Devils' captain let go a shot, Pandolfo eased Moran into Hackett, who was helpless to stop the slapper.
"I got knocked and I didn't see the puck," Hackett admitted. "I thought it was interference, but I guess it was our player who hit into me. I don't know if he got pushed into me or what, but I wasn't able to keep the position that I wanted. Otherwise, there's no way that goal goes in."
After New Jersey squandered a 22-second two-man advantage, Boston's Dan McGillis lumbered in alone on Brodeur, who gloved the defenseman's shot. Moments later, Brodeur denied Thornton on a wraparound.
The Bruins went on the power play late in the second, but the Devils had the best scoring chances. On a breakaway, Madden outwaited Hackett but put a shot off the left goalpost.
Two minutes into the third period, Brodeur stopped P.J. Axelsson's wrist shot from the right circle and momentarily lost the rebound. But he recovered in time to make a glove save.
"I just kind of saw a little black spot over there, so I figured it was the puck," Brodeur said. "I just kind of moved towards it and he shot it right into my glove."
Brodeur's last big save came with 11:49 remaining when he lunged and snared defenseman Don Sweeney's left point shot through traffic.
"He's just in the right spot at the right times and he makes you make the perfect shot to beat him," Bruins left wing Mike Knuble said. "He's not going to beat himself. He's always going to be in the right spot."
Pandolfo gave Brodeur some breathing room when he beat McGillis to the puck at the top of the right circle, skated to the net and flipped a backhander over Hackett's left pad. It was his third career playoff goal and first since Game Two of the 2001 conference finals.
"To contribute, obviously, it's a lot more fun," Pandolfo said. "Obviously, I have a role here as a defensive player. But to chip in once and a while with a goal, it's big. Especially where I grew up and in front of my family and friends, it means so much more."
Pandolfo had a chance for a second goal but passed to Madden for the empty-netter.