NHL Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, October 20th
(All times eastern)
New Jersey Devils (3-4-0) at New York Islanders (4-3-0), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New Jersey Devils will visit the New York Islanders at
Nassau Coliseum tonight, as they wind down their season-opening nine-game road
The Devils have started the year with a 3-4-0 record and have just tonight's
test on Long Island and Thursday's game against the New York Rangers at
Madison Square Garden left on their epic swing. New Jersey will then open its
brand-new stadium, the Prudential Center, on October 27 against Ottawa.
New Jersey last played on Thursday and was handed a loss in Philadelphia.
Martin Biron made 38 saves for his second straight shutout as the Flyers used
a three-goal surge in the second period to defeat the Devils, 4-0, at the
Martin Brodeur allowed four goals on just 18 shots for the Devils, who saw
their two-game win streak halted.
The Islanders, meanwhile, are coming off a win Thursday in Washington. Bill
Guerin ripped Olaf Kolzig and the Capitals for a hat trick, his first three
goals as an Islander, leading New York to the 5-2 win over the Capitals.
Guerin was signed by the Islanders in the offseason and named the captain of
the club. The veteran winger has 367 goals and 728 points in 16 NHL seasons
and on Thursday posted the ninth career hat trick.
The 36-year-old American has notched three goals and six assists in his first
seven games with New York.
Rick DiPietro made 27 saves for the Islanders, who had dropped three of four
entering play. Bryan Berard had a goal and two assists, and Sean Bergenheim
also scored for New York.
The Islanders, who are 2-1-0 at the Coliseum this season, are opening a six-
game homestand tonight.
The Devils went 6-2 against the Islanders last season and have taken eight of
the last 14 meetings between the clubs. New Jersey has also won in its last
four trips to the Coliseum.
10/20 10:22:51 ET