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Thursday, November 2nd (All times eastern)

New York Islanders (5-4-2) at New Jersey Devils (6-4-1), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - Two clubs riding two-game winning streaks meet tonight when the New York Islanders visit the New Jersey Devils at Continental Airlines Arena.

The Isles won the final two portions of a seven-game homestand to finish 4-1-2 on the set. On Tuesday, Mike Sillinger scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Islanders to a 5-2 win over the slumping Chicago Blackhawks at Nassau Coliseum.

Mike York, Viktor Kozlov, Alexei Yashin and Jason Blake all tallied goals for the Islanders, who have won three of their last four games overall. New York goaltender Rick DiPietro made 30 saves in the victory.

The Islanders hope to pick things up on the road, where they are only 1-3-0 so far in 2006-07. The Devils, on the other hand, are 4-0-1 at home.

Jersey has toppled Florida and Columbus at the Meadowlands on the heels of a three-game skid. On Saturday, Martin Brodeur stopped all 22 shots he faced to move into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time shutout list as the Devils edged the Blue Jackets, 1-0.

The future Hall of Famer got his second straight and 83rd career shutout, passing Jacques Plante for fourth on the all-time list. Brodeur now trails only Glenn Hall (84), George Hainsworth (94) and Terry Sawchuk (103).

Zach Parise scored the game's lone goal for the Devils.

New Jersey will visit Montreal on Saturday.

The Islanders went 6-2 against the Devils last season.

11/02 10:51:42 ET


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