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NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at New Jersey



(Saturday, November 28th)

Final Score: New Jersey 6, NY Islanders 1

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Patrik Elias and Brian Rolston each scored twice and picked up two assists, as the New Jersey Devils used a four-goal third period to defeat the New York Islanders, 6-1, at Prudential Center.

Zach Parise and Mike Mottau also tallied, while Jamie Langenbrunner recorded two assists for the Devils, who have won three straight and 11 of their last 14 games overall. Martin Brodeur made 22 saves in the win.

"We were able to rebound after a (poor) first period," Parise said.

Richard Park had the lone goal for the Islanders, who have dropped four of six. Martin Biron was beaten six times on 42 shots to take the loss.

New York opened the scoring at 11:18 of the first period on a blast by Park from just inside the blueline.

The Devils tied the game 54 seconds into the middle stanza when Mottau's centering feed from behind the enemy cage deflected in off the skate of Islanders forward Sean Bergenheim.

Rolston's power-play tally gave New Jersey the lead at the 12:06 mark of the second period.

The Devils blew the game open in the third, scoring three times in a span of 2:02.

Elias' one-timer with the man advantage made it 3-1 at 10:30, then Parise banged home a rebound at 11:54. Rolston found the back of the net again 38 seconds later.

Elias capped the scoring inside the final minute.

"When we don't do the right things, it's going to happen," Biron said. "It should have happened before in the game and we got lucky. They hit a few posts. If you keep playing with fire you're going to get burned."

Game Notes

Parise extend his point streak to 10 games. He has nine goals and six assists during the run...Islanders center Frans Nielsen suffered an upper-body injury in the first period and did not return...New York opened a five-game road trip...The Devils kicked off a four-game homestand...New Jersey right winger Vladimir Zharkov made his NHL debut..Before the game, the Devils announced forward David Clarkson will miss the next 4-to-6 weeks with a non-displaced fracture of the bone above his right ankle.

11/28 17:47:44 ET


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