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Devils 4, Islanders 3

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:38 AM

Associated Press

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Devils 4, Islanders 3
New York Islanders 3, New Jersey Devils 4

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Zach Parise had a goal and an assist to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-3 preseason win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

Jason Arnott, Brian Rolston and Patrik Elias also scored for the Devils (2-0-3). Martin Brodeur stopped 23 shots.

"There's an upbeat tempo to our game," Brodeur said. "We have skill. I think we have the firepower to play a certain way, compared to past years, that's for sure."

Matt Moulson scored twice, Jesse Joensuu had one and Dwayne Roloson made 24 saves for the Islanders (0-3-0).

Parise's slap shot from the slot with 5:46 left in the first gave the Devils a 2-1 lead.

Rolston and Elias scored even-strength goals 4 1/2 minutes apart in the second period to push the Devils' lead to 4-1.

"We played well, made some mistakes, but we got the win and that's the most important thing," Devils coach John MacLean said.

Moulson scored at 14:28 of the second period to pull the Islanders to 4-2, and his second goal closed the scoring at 11:18 of the third.

"I hope I score two goals every game," said Moulson, who had a career-high 30 goals last season. "I think I have a lot to prove. I want to score goals and I want to win."

Joensuu beat Brodeur with a backhander for the game's first goal at 1:38 of the first period. Arnott tied the score 3:17 later, tipping in a shot by Andy Greene past Roloson.

Islanders stars John Tavares and Rick DiPietro sat out but are expected to play Saturday when the teams conclude their preseason schedules at Nassau Coliseum.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:38
NYI
Jesse Joensuu (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Doug Weight (1)
1 - 0 NYI
05:05
NJD
Jason Arnott (1) Tip-in - ASST: Andy Greene (1)
1 - 1 Tie
14:14
NJD
Zach Parise (1) Snap shot - ASST: Travis Zajac (1), Alexander Urbom (1)
2 - 1 NJD
2nd Period
07:44
NJD
PPG - Brian Rolston (1) Slapshot - ASST: Travis Zajac (2), Zach Parise (1)
3 - 1 NJD
12:14
NJD
Patrik Elias (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jason Arnott (1), Ilya Kovalchuk (1)
4 - 1 NJD
14:28
NYI
Matt Moulson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Doug Weight (2), Calvin de Haan (1)
4 - 2 NJD
3rd Period
11:18
NYI
Matt Moulson (2) Slapshot - ASST: Dean McAmmond (1)
4 - 3 NJD
penalty summary
1st Period
07:31
NJD
Patrik Elias  Holding  - 2 min against  Frans Nielsen
10:33
NYI
Kirill Petrov  Slashing  - 2 min against  Travis Zajac
2nd Period
03:17
NJD
Matthew Corrente  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Trevor Gillies
03:17
NYI
Trevor Gillies  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Matthew Corrente
07:36
NYI
Krystofer Kolanos  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
09:07
NJD
Adam Mair  Elbowing  - 2 min against  Jack Hillen
16:55
NJD
Andy Greene  Interference  - 2 min against  Josh Bailey
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 28TOI: 59:06
GA: 4SV%: .857
Martin Brodeur
Martin Brodeur
SA: 26TOI: 60:00
GA: 3SV%: .885
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