NEW JERSEY 4, ISLANDERS 3

Thursday, 01.4.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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NEW JERSEY 4, ISLANDERS 3
Devils score three in the first to top the Islanders

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By Jason Lockhart

The New Jersey Devils scored two quick goals in the opening 2:12 of the first period and never relinquished the lead, topping the Islanders 4-3 at the Continental Airlines Arena Thursday night. Martin Brodeur turned aside 40 of 43 shots to earn his 23rd win of the season and Zach Parise added two goals.

Goals by Parise at 1:57 of the first period and then 15 seconds later by Sergei Brylin gave the Devils a 2-0 lead.

"The first goal was a bad bounce and went right onto Parise's stick," said Tom Poti. The second goal went off one of our guy's skates right to Brylin. Those are the things that happen when you're on a bad streak" said Tom Poti.

The Islanders quickly cut the lead to 2-1 just 45 seconds after Brylin's goal. Sean Hill's shot from the point was deflected in front by Trent Hunter for his sixth goal of the season.

Parise rounded out the first period scoring with 7:02 left in the frame. After the Islanders turned it over in the defensive zone, Jamie Langenbrunner found Parise, who had to spin before scoring his 16th goal of the season.

"When you're playing against New Jersey, three turnovers in a period are going to be costly," said Ted Nolan. "It's tough to come back when you're down early to this team."

The Devils went up 4-1 with 4:10 gone by in the second period when Patrik Elias scored his 16th of the season.

Andy Hilbert scored a beautiful goal off a perfect feed from Mike Sillinger to make it a 4-2 game. Hilbert received a pass from Sillinger, while cutting through the middle, and roofed a backhand shot past Brodeur for his fourth goal of the season with 8:51 left in the second period.

Rick DiPietro saved a potential breakaway by coming out to the blueline to chip the puck away from Parise.

"I came out because I didn't want (Parise) to get a breakaway," said DiPietro. "We were still in the game at that point and wanted to give our team a chance to tie it up."

Sillinger's late goal, while on the power play and with DiPietro pulled, made it 4-3 in the final 19.5 seconds.

"I thought the way we came back was pretty good," said Poti, "but it wasn't enough and we have to be better."


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Zach Parise:
Two goals in the first period
2. Martin Brodeur: Stopped 40 of 43 shots for the win
3. Andy Hilbert: A goal, an assist and a +2
4. Trent Hunter: A goal, as assist and a +2
5. Travis Zajac: Set-up Parise twice


Stat of the Game: The Islanders out-shot the Devils 43-26.

Slapshots: Sean Hill played in his 800th NHL game...Radek Martinek (foot) and Freddy Meyer (back) were tonight's scratches.


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
12 Chris Simon - 79 Alexei Yashin - 55 Jason Blake
25 Viktor Kozlov - 17 Shawn Bates - 81 Miroslav Satan
45 Arron Asham - 27 Randy Robitaille - 10 Richard Park


NEW JERSEY
Goaltenders
30 Martin Brodeur 
40 Scott Clemmensen

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

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 7 2 4 2 6
J. Bailey 7 2 3 1 5
N. Leddy 7 0 5 0 5
R. Strome 7 2 2 1 4
K. Okposo 7 2 1 1 3
C. Clutterbuck 7 2 1 1 3
B. Nelson 6 2 0 1 2
F. Nielsen 7 1 1 -1 2
N. Kulemin 7 1 1 0 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 4 1 .926 2.30
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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