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NEW JERSEY 2, ISLANDERS 0

Saturday, 02.17.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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NEW JERSEY 2, ISLANDERS 0
Isles can™t solve Brodeur

Official Scoresheet | Official Super Stats

By Jason Lockhart

For the second time in a row, Martin Brodeur kept the Islanders off the scoreboard as the New Jersey Devils won 2-0 Saturday night at the Nassau Coliseum.

John Madden and Sergei Brylin provided the offense for the Devils that have now won five games in a row against the Islanders. Brodeur stopped all 26 Islanders shots to complete his 11th shutout of the season, while Rick DiPietro turned aside 28 of 30 shots in the losing effort.

"It was tough to get things going," said head coach Ted Nolan. "When we did generate chances Brodeur was there to stop the big shots."

The battle of these two division rivals heated up early. Just 3:12 into the game, heavyweights Arron Asham and Cam Janssen dropped the gloves and got the Nassau Coliseum crowd into the game. Asham out-dueled Janssen in one of the longer fights this season on the Coliseum ice.

With just over 11 minutes left in the first period the physical play continued when Freddy Meyer laid out Patrik Elias with a clean open-ice hit.

But it was the Devils that jumped ahead 1-0 with 5:39 to go in the first period off an Islanders turnover. Madden completed a 3-on-2 rush when he deflected home Erik Rasmussen's cross-ice feed.

"They're good at frustrating other teams," said Brendan Witt. "They made us made a mistake and capitalized on it."

The game boiled over again when recent Bridgeport recall Drew Fata and Michael Rupp went toe-to-toe in the game's second fight, with 8:34 left in the second period.

The Devils went up 2-0, on the power play, after completing another tic-tac-toe passing play with 7:34 remaining in the middle frame. Patrik Elias received the puck from Jamie Langenbrunner and slid it down low to Brylin, who had two whacks before jamming it past DiPietro.

Chris Simon and Mark Fraser took part in the third altercation of the game. It was an uneven match as Simon pummeled the rookie defenseman with thunderous blows late in the second period.

The third period was scoreless as the Islanders couldn't get one of their ten shots by Brodeur


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Martin Brodeur:
Recorded his tenth career shutout against the Islanders
2. John Madden: Scored the game-winner
3. Sergei Brylin: Added an insurance goal on the power play
4. Brian Rafalski: Was a +1 after playing nearly 29 minutes
5. Arron Asham: Set the tone by taking on Janssen early in the game


Stat of the Game: The Devils blocked 21 shots compared to 12 by the Islanders

NYI 365 Fans of the Game: Jeff Tambllini paid Sean Coveney a visit following the morning skate. Sean was at the skate with his father Kevin and his friend Kevin Williams. Sean and his friend were sporting their Islanders jerseys, which were covered in autographs. Kevin's favorite player is Blake because he "skates fast," while Sean is a fan of Ricky. Sean has been to nearly every game this season as a ticket-holder, while Kevin has accompanied him to many games.

 

 

 

Slapshots: In each game of this series, the team that scored first won the game¦The Devils have shutout the Islanders three times this year. All three shutouts were 2-0¦Tonight's attendance was 15,223.

 

Stephen Siller Night: The Islanders presented a check of over $17,000 to the Stephen Siller Foundation's Russell Siller prior to the start of tonight's game. The final total came to over $20,000. The Stephen Siller, FDNY, "Let Us Do Good" Children's Foundation, formed in honor of firefighter, Stephen, who took his final heroic steps as he ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center to help save others. The Siller Foundation is known for restoring hope to the New York area, post 9/11, and once again is reaching out to continue that legacy. The money raised will benefit the Pediatric Center of the NYC Firefighters Burn Center Foundation and Burn Centers Across America through the Brother for Brother Remembrance.  

"It's a celebration of Stephen's life tonight," said Russell, Stephen's brother. "So many firemen and policemen are here to take part in this event. I can't say enough about the Islanders. I've been in this town 35 years, and it seems like the Islanders have reached out to the community even more in the past few years." Hundreds of volunteers chipped in to sell tickets to tonight's game that supported the Siller Foundation. Assemblyman Bob Barra and Dr. Jess Poplarski won a luxury suite to tonight's game after selling the most tickets

 

 

ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

39 Rick DiPietro
1   Mike Dunham
 
Defensemen
32 Brendan Witt - 44 Freddy Meyer
14 Chris Campoli - 6 Sean Hill
3   Tom Poti - 49 Drew Fata

Forwards
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 7 Trent Hunter
12 Chris Simon - 27 Randy Robitaille 55 Jason Blake
15 Jeff Tambellini - 25 Viktor Kozlov - 81 Miroslav Satan
10 Richard Park - 51 Frans Nielsen - 45 Arron Asham


NEW JERSEY
Goaltenders
30 Martin Brodeur 
40 Scott Clemmensen

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

Forwards
26 Patrik Elias - 23 Scott Gomez - 18 Sergei Brylin
9   Zach Parise - 19 Travis Zajac - 15 Jamie Langenbrunner
20 Jay Pandolfo - 11 John Madden - 10 Erik Rasmussen
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 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 63 29 35 4 64
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 63 14 26 21 40
B. Nelson 63 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 63 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 57 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 51 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 53 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 63 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 53 4 20 16 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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