NHL Game Summary - New Jersey at NY Islanders
(Tuesday, March 7th)
Final Score: NY Islanders 2, New Jersey 1 (SO)
Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Miroslav Satan and Trent Hunter scored in the shootout and Rick DiPietro finished with 30 saves, as the New York Islanders edged the New Jersey Devils, 2-1, at Nassau Coliseum.
Mark Parrish scored the regulation goal in the third period for the Islanders, who have won three of their last four games. New York will host Boston on Friday before beginning a five-game road trip.
Jamie Langenbrunner scored for New Jersey, which lost to the Islanders in a shootout for the second time in five days. Despite the setback, New Jersey has earned at least a point in eight of its last 10 games (6-2-2) and continues to make a quiet but steady climb in the Atlantic Division standings. The Devils now have 72 points and trail second-place Philadelphia by six.
Marty Brodeur made 29 saves for the Devils.
Following a scoreless overtime period, the contest went into a shootout. Viktor Kozlov was first and he beat DiPietro with a quick forehand. Satan then beat Brodeur through the five-hole before Brian Gionta was stopped.
After Hunter scored with a nice move to the backhand, Langenbrunner's wrister was saved by DiPietro and the Islanders celebrated at center ice.
New Jersey opened the scoring with a power-play goal at the 6:11 mark of the second period. After Joel Bouchard was whistled for hooking, the Devils controlled the puck in the offensive zone.
Several quality scoring chances came about, but DiPietro made key saves. Finally, the puck went back to Langenbrunner, who held the disc above the left circle and fired home a slap shot through traffic in front.
The Islanders had a golden opportunity to tie it up near the 12-minute mark of the second, but Brodeur came up with a sensational glove save. As the Devils were breaking out of their defensive zone, the puck deflected off a skate and ended on the stick of Arron Asham, who was all alone at the top of the crease. Asham had plenty of time to deke, but instead went for the upper right corner before Brodeur stuck his glove out and kept New Jersey in front.
In the early stages of the third period, the Islanders finally solved Brodeur. Shawn Bates hustled down the left-wing side with the puck and slid a flip pass over the stick of Sean Brown for Parrish, who redirected it into the cage near the top of the crease with 15:16 remaining in regulation.
New York controlled much of the offensive action throughout the remainder of third period, but Brodeur stood tall and the contest went into the extra session.
This marked the third time these teams finished a game in a shootout...The Islanders improved to 5-2 against the Devils this season and have captured eight of the last 11 overall...Brodeur made 11 saves in the third period...New Jersey finished 1-for-9 on the power play, while the Isles failed on just two chances with the extra skater..The goal was Parrish's 24th of the season...Attendance was 10,483.
03/07 22:09:41 ET