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NEW JERSEY 2, ISLANDERS 0

Saturday, 12.30.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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NEW JERSEY 2, ISLANDERS 0
Brodeur and the Devils shutdown the Islanders


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By Jason Lockhart

All it took was one fluky goal for the New Jersey Devils to defeat the Islanders Saturday at the Nassau Coliseum. The Devils added an empty-net goal to skate away with a 2-0 victory. Martin Brodeur shut the door, stopping all 29 Islanders shots for the shutout.

Rick DiPietro was also solid in goal, but one bad bounce that cost the Islanders. At 5:21 of the first period, Brian Rafalski's shot from the point bounced off the glove of Bridgeport Sound Tiger call-up Allan Rourke, before fluttering into the net.

"We had one bad break on our side," said head coach Ted Nolan. "It took one fluke goal to separate the game."

Brodeur was the star of the game, not allowing one puck to go past him. DiPietro was equally stellar the rest of the way, allowing only one goal on a total of 35 shots.

"Both goaltenders were sensational," said Nolan. "We hit a few posts, but we just couldn't get any breaks."

Patrik Elias scored his 15th goal of the season with DiPietro pulled for an extra-attacker late in the third, to make it a 2-0 final.

Things got heated when Chris Campoli and Sergei Brylin scrapped at the end of the game, each receiving five-minute majors for fighting.

"We have to keep working hard," said Andy Hilbert. "We need one of those dirty goals that goes off someone's pant or shin pad. Hopefully, the flood gates will then open."

The Islanders return to the ice on New Year's Day, when they face the Buffalo Sabres on the road at 4 pm.


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Martin Brodeur:
Stopped all 29 shots
2. Rick DiPietro: Allowed only one goal on 35 shots
3. Brian Rafalski: Scored the game-winner
4. Paul Martin: Played 26 minutes and blocked four shots
5. Randy Robitaille: Forechecked hard and generated five shots


Stat of the Game: This was Martin Brodeur's sixth shutout of the season and the 86th of his career.

Havoc Zone Fans of the Game: Jamie Carbone is from Hofstra University and Amanda "yes her real last name attends SUNY Cortland" DiPietro from . "People often think we're related," said Amanda. "So when people ask me if I am, I say he's my husband. Some people actually believe me." The two friends found out about the Havoc Zone student from the website, and also heard how crazy it was the first game. The girls braved the cold for almost two hours to make sure they made it into the Havoc Zone.

 

 

 

Slapshots: The Islanders had a sell-out of 16,234 for the second game in a row...While Chris Campoli and Sergei Brylin were fighting, Rick DiPietro passed the shutout-puck to Martin Brodeur out of respect. Brodeur acknowledged the gesture and pointed back to DiPietro...DiPietro's home shutout streak was stopped at 191:08...Allan Rourke was recalled from Bridgeport after Radek Martinek went down with an ankle injury. Freddy Meyer (back) was also scratched.

 

Game Operations: It was Project Hope night at the Nassau Coliseum, with the kids from QiQihar, China visiting the Nassau Coliseum after participating in the first annual Charles B. Wang Project Hope Cup. The youth team first joined the Islanders on the ice during the singing of the national anthem. They then participated in a shootout during the first intermission to a standing ovation from the crowd. After finally taking of their skates, the boys from QiQihar made their way to the stands and cheered loudly for their favorite team, the Islanders!

 

 


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

39 Rick DiPietro
1   Mike Dunham

Defensemen
32 Brendan Witt - 6 Sean Hill
14 Chris Campoli 38 Allan Rourke
3   Tom Poti - 8 Bruno Gervais
 
Forwards
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 7 Trent Hunter
45 Arron Asham - 79 Alexei Yashin - 55 Jason Blake
25 Viktor Kozlov - 27 Randy Robitaille - 81 Miroslav Satan
12 Chris Simon - 17 Shawn Bates - 10 Richard Park


NEW JERSEY
Goaltenders
30 Martin Brodeur 
40 Scott Clemmensen

Defensemen
28 Brian Rafalski - 21 Brad Lukowich
29 Johnny Oduya- 7 Paul Martin
2 David Hale - 8 Alex Brooks

Forwards
26 Patrik Elias - 23 Scott Gomez - 14 Brian Gionta
9 Zach Parise - 19 Travis Zajac - 15 Jamie Langenbrunner
20 Jay Pandolfo - 11 John Madden - 18 Sergei Brylin
17 Michael Rupp - 12 Jim Dowd - 25 Cam Janssen

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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