NY Islanders 2, New Jersey 1

Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 31-28-5-10 18-10-3-5 13-18-2-5 L2
NY Islanders 29-35-5-5 12-18-4-4 17-17-1-1 W1

Recap


Islanders 2, Devils 1 (SO): Frans Nielsen scored in both regulation and the shootout as host New York kept New Jersey winless in the bonus format this season (0-10).

Nielsen tallied early in the second period before beginning the shootout by breezing in and backhanding the puck under the crossbar. Adam Henrique, who scored his team-leading 25th goal in the second session, was denied in the first round and Brock Nelson put the Islanders ahead to stay in the second by beating Cory Schneider between the pads with a backhander.

Anders Nilsson (23 saves) thwarted Patrik Elias in the second round to end the contest as New York improved to 3-0-1 in its last four games.

Schneider turned aside 19 shots for the Devils, who have dropped six of their last eight (2-4-2) and fell five points behind Columbus and Detroit in the race for a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

New York received a fortunate carom to draw first blood at 2:12 of the second period. Nielsen breezed up the right wing before his attempted centering feed was initially denied by New Jersey defenseman Peter Harrold, who accidentally chipped the puck off Elias and into his own net. Henrique cleaned up his own rebound midway through the session to forge a tie.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New Jersey rookie D Jon Merrill exited the contest with 7:07 left in the third period after being hit in the face by a deflected shot from New York D Travis Hamonic. Merrill, who was bleeding, was able to get to his feet and head to the locker room but did not return. ... The Devils went 0-for-3 on the power play after scoring four times with the man advantage in a 6-1 win over the Islanders on March 1. ... New York RW Kyle Okposo missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury.
 

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   NY Islanders
Adam Henrique 1 Points Frans Nielsen 1
Adam Henrique 1 Goals Frans Nielsen 1
Damien Brunner 1 Assists Josh Bailey 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .950 Save Percentage Anders Nilsson .958
Cory Schneider 19 Saves Anders Nilsson 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 24 1 0-3 2-2 4 28
NY Islanders 20 2 0-2 3-3 6 25

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against Florida. The Islanders have a W/L % of .310 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Florida. The Devils have a W/L % of .344 after a win and .476 after a loss.