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NEW JERSEY 2, ISLANDERS 0

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


Official Scoresheet | Official Super Stats

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
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 33 19 11 3 114 98 41
7 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
8 NYR 30 16 10 4 92 81 36
9 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
10 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
13 PHI 32 12 14 6 88 96 30
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 33 13 18 2 63 105 28
16 CAR 32 9 19 4 68 91 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 33 13 15 -5 28
K. Okposo 33 7 21 -3 28
B. Nelson 33 14 13 6 27
R. Strome 33 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 33 6 11 1 17
N. Leddy 33 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 23 2 12 7 14
N. Kulemin 33 6 7 -2 13
M. Grabovski 30 5 7 3 12
T. Hickey 32 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 18 6 0 .919 2.24
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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