New Jersey 2, NY Islanders 1

Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 W1
NY Islanders 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 L1


Devils 2, Islanders 1: David Clarkson snapped a tie at 8:17 of the third period and visiting New Jersey ended a three-game losing streak in season openers.

Travis Zajac also scored and Martin Brodeur made 18 saves for the Devils, who improved to 18-7-5 in season-opening contests.

Defenseman Travis Hamonic scored for New York, which fell to 0-3-2 in its last five openers.

Hamonic tied the game when he received a pass from Michael Grabner and beat Brodeur high glove side on a power play. New Jersey regained the lead just 65 seconds later, however, as Clarkson's shot from the top of the right faceoff circle glanced off the skate of defenseman Brian Strait and past Evgeni Nabokov.

After a scoreless first period, New Jersey took the lead with six minutes remaining in the second as Zajac converted a saucer pass from Ilya Kovalchuk during a short two-on-one created by a bad line change by the Islanders.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Islanders were without coach Jack Capuano, who missed the contest due to medical reasons. The team did not disclose details, but Newsday reported Capuano has been suffering from kidney stones. Assistants Doug Weight and Brent Thompson guided the club in Capuano's absence. ... New York fell to 9-21-10 in season openers and 0-4-1 when beginning the campaign against New Jersey. ... New Jersey's Mattias Tedenby was assigned to Albany of the American Hockey League on Friday but recalled Saturday morning and added an assist.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   NY Islanders
David Clarkson 1 Points Travis Hamonic 1
David Clarkson 1 Goals Travis Hamonic 1
Patrik Elias 1 Assists Michael Grabner 1
N/A Power Play Goals Travis Hamonic 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Brodeur .947 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov .929
Martin Brodeur 18 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 28 2 0-2 3-4 8 21
NY Islanders 19 1 1-4 2-2 4 30

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Islanders have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Devils have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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