New Jersey 3, NY Islanders 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 33-36-7-4 16-18-4-2 17-18-3-2 L3
New Jersey 46-28-2-4 23-13-0-4 23-15-2-0 W4

Recap


DEVILS 3, ISLANDERS 1: Patrik Elias had a goal and an assist as host New Jersey earned its fourth straight win.

Johan Hedberg, who improved to 5-0-1 in his last six starts, was stellar when called upon, but received a lot of help in front of him as the Devils allowed only 19 shots – including three in the third period.

Ilya Kovalchuk secured the win with his 35th goal of the season into an empty net as the Devils clinched the No. 6 seed and moved within three points of Philadelphia with two games to play.

New Jersey’s Travis Zajac broke a 1-1 tie just 22 seconds into the middle frame with his second goal of the season.

On the power play, captain Zach Parise and Elias worked a give-and-go down low before Parise found Zajac alone in front for what proved to be the game-winner.

Elias tallied his 26th of the season at 1:18 of the first period after being set up perfectly in front by Petr Sykora, who backhanded a pass after getting to a rebound off a Mark Fayne point shot.

Matt Moulson scored his 35th of the campaign for the Islanders.

GAME NOTEBOOK: John Tavares recorded his 200th NHL point with an assist on Moulson’s goal. … New Jersey has scored at least one power-play goal in four straight games. … Parise had two assists in his 500th NHL game. … Devils forward Jacob Josefson was lost to a fractured left wrist early in the game. He is out four to six weeks.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   New Jersey
Matt Moulson 1 Points Patrik Elias 2
Matt Moulson 1 Goals Patrik Elias 1
Mark Streit 1 Assists Zach Parise 2
N/A Power Play Goals Travis Zajac 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Al Montoya .895 Save Percentage Johan Hedberg .950
Al Montoya 17 Saves Johan Hedberg 19

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 20 1 0-0 3-4 33 26
New Jersey 20 3 1-4 0-0 5 18

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against New Jersey . The Devils have a W/L % of .587 after a win and .559 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play their next game at home against Winnipeg . The Islanders have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .404 after a loss.
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