NY Islanders 4, New Jersey 3

Friday, October 4, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 W1
New Jersey 0-1-0-1 0-0-0-1 0-1-0-0 L2


Islanders 4, Devils 3 (SO): Matt Moulson scored the lone shootout goal in the sixth round as New York spoiled New Jersey's home opener.

Following a scoreless but entertaining overtime, both teams went without a goal for the first five rounds of the bonus format. New Jersey's sixth shooter, Jaromir Jagr, was denied while trying to go five-hole on Evgeni Nabokov, and Moulson ended things on the Islanders' next attempt, flipping a shot past Martin Brodeur on the stick side.

Michael Grabner scored twice in regulation, Frans Nielsen added a third-period goal and Nabokov finished with 26 saves. Damien Brunner had a pair of tallies for New Jersey, Michael Ryder also scored and Brodeur turned aside 23 shots.

Brunner opened the scoring 2:59 into the first period by swatting a loose puck past Nabokov. Grabner evened things at 8:07 with a low shot that slid beneath a prone Brodeur, but Ryder put the Devils back in front 4:46 into the second with a well-placed shot from the slot after New York failed to clear the zone.

Grabner tied the game a second time at 13:43, beating Brodeur between the pads on a partial breakaway. Nielsen and Brunner traded goals early in the third period, and Brodeur preserved the tie with a glove save on Pierre-Marc Bouchard's shot from in close - one of several sensational stops in the session.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Islanders C John Tavares, who was named team captain on Sept. 9, finished with a minus-1 rating and four shots . ... Both teams finished 0-for-2 on the power play. ... Brodeur sat out Thursday's season-opening 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, halting his streak of opening-night starts at 18.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   New Jersey
Michael Grabner 3 Points Damien Brunner 2
Michael Grabner 2 Goals Damien Brunner 2
Michael Grabner 1 Assists Ryane Clowe 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Evgeni Nabokov .897 Save Percentage Martin Brodeur .885
Evgeni Nabokov 26 Saves Martin Brodeur 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 26 4 0-2 2-2 4 28
New Jersey 29 3 0-2 2-2 4 24

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Edmonton. The Devils have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Islanders have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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