NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at New Jersey
(Saturday, January 21st)
Final Score: New Jersey 3, NY Islanders 2 (SO)
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Patrik Elias and Zach Parise both scored in a shootout as the New Jersey Devils continued their winning streak with a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders at Continental Airlines Arena.
Elias and Sergei Brylin also scored in regulation to help the Devils win their ninth consecutive game. Martin Brodeur made 37 saves in the triumph, while Parise added an assist.
The Devils' current winning stretch is their longest since a franchise record- tying 13-game run from February 26-March 23, 2001.
Miroslav Satan and Mark Parrish both lit the lamp for the Islanders, who have lost six of their last eight and 11 of their last 14. Rick DiPietro saw 37 shots in the game and stopped 35 of them.
New Jersey held a 2-0 edge early in the third before two Islander goals forced an overtime and eventually a shootout.
Satan faked a shot on Brodeur and stuffed the puck around the right goal post at the 10:32 mark of the third, and Parrish converted a cross-ice feed from Alexei Yashin during a 5-on-3 power play at the 13:38 mark.
After overtime, Satan beat Brodeur blocker-side on the first shot of the shootout, but Elias' five-hole tally on DiPietro tied the extra session up three skaters later. Yashin and Shawn Bates were both stoned by Brodeur and the Devils' fourth shooter, Parise ended the contest.
Parise skated in on DiPietro, faked a shot, moved to his left and stuffed the disc past the netminder's right pad for the win.
New Jersey cracked the scoreboard first with 4:36 remaining in the opening period, as Brylin tipped home a Parise pass from the left side of the net.
The Islanders unleashed 16 shots in the second frame, but Brodeur turned each one aside to make the Devils one-goal edge stand up.
DiPietro, meanwhile, kept the Islanders in the game by stopping all six shots he saw in the stanza.
The Devils, though, extended to a 2-0 lead with a power-play goal 6:11 into the third. Brian Rafalski ripped a shot from the point that Elias redirected from in front past DiPietro.
New York finished 1-for-4 on the power play, while New Jersey connected once on three man advantages...Satan and Parrish each picked up their 18th goals of the season...Yashin's assist was his 25th of the year...Three of the Devil's four penalties were interference infractions...New Jersey's Jamie Langenbrunner picked up his sixth assist in his last four games and now has 23 on the season.
01/21 15:02:58 ET