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Liveblog: Islanders vs. Devils

Third period: Devils win 4-2

Empty net goal for the Devils, Parise's second, and the aisles fill up immediately. 45.1 to play, Devils lead 4-2.

2:05 left, closing time.

Devils take the lead 3-2 on Bryce Salvador's third of the season, from beyond the left circle past DiPietro's left side. Less than 7 minutes to play.

Zharkov and Gervais it seemed getting into it in front of the net after a DiPietro save. 7:57 to go.

Glove save DiPietro on Parise's left circle shot at 10:33, shots tied at 19.

Bergenheim is back, has a face shield.

Offsides call against the Devils with a little over 14 left in regulation. Some Jets chants a couple minutes ago, peculiar time, consdering we're tied in the third period.

Zharkov's shot is wide left of DiPietro three minutes into the third period.

Schremp nearly scores from top of the left circle.

Second period: Tied at 2

From the left corner, Parise finds Palmieri who beats DiPietro stick-side with 32 seconds left in the period for a power-play goal. Tied at 2. Parise has 22 goals. Penalties costing both teams: three of four goals tonight on power plays.

Hooking penalty gives Devils a power play to close out the second quarter. Gervais in the box.

Devils didn't put anyone in penalty box, back to full strength now though. 4:30 to go in the first.

Brodeur beat again 2:02 later. Goal given to Jack Hillen with assists from Schremp and Okposo, with more than two minutes left on the power play. 2-1 Islanders. Katie Strang tweeted it was Bryce Salvador who banked it in off Brodeur.

Islanders strike quick on the power play, game tied at 1. Tavares found Okposo in the right circle, who buried it. 10:26 to go. That's goal No. 11 for Kyle.

Bergenheim checked hard into the boards by Colin White, five-minute boarding penalty and a power play New York. Bergenheim left the ice with his face buried in a towel. 10:30 left.

Brodeur falls on a Nielsen point-blank shot at 13:05 after a faceoff. Islanders outshooting the Devils 14-13 overall now.

Islanders have been stronger in the faceoff circle so far, 15-8, and are outshooting Devils 6-0 in the second. 13:17 left.

Walked around the concourse during the intermission, this place is packed. Decent number of Jets fans too, a few J-E-T-S chants mixed in.

First period: 1-0 Devils

Oduya's shot at 2:25 from the rigth circle is high. Brodeur sends puck behind the net where Comeau picks it up and takes it around the right side, where Brodeur makes the save.

Patrick Davis and Hillen exchanging a few shoves near the Isles' right circle, ends there though. Five minutes to go in the first, Isles having trouble getting a clear shot at Brodeur, their last several shots have been deflected before reaching the goal.

Isles power play on slashing call at 11:24. Brodeur flails for shot that goes off the right post, near-miss. Moulson swings and misses at the end of the power play, and a short-range shot from Sim goes off Brodeur's chest.

Trent Hunter's shot no good from the right side off Moulson's pass from the left at 11:45. 9-2 Ilses being outshot.

14th goal for Langenbrunner. Little offensive momentum for the Isles still, 12:12 to go.

Parise to Bergfors no good on glove-side save by DiPietro but Langenbrunner connects a few seconds later, at 14:08, to make it 1-0 Devils. 8-1 Devils outshooting Isles.

Devils have first six shots until about 15:40, when Isles finally get a look. Gordon did tell Katie Strang today he expected to see a different Devils team from Monday night.

Offsides called at 17:40, Devils keep the puck. Isles have played most of the game on the defensive. Now some offensive momentum... Okposo skating down the left side has Streit on a two-on-one but they can't connect. Langenbrunner has an open look on the right side of the goal at 16:40 but DiPietro knocks the puck away.

Some meek Let's go Islanders chants to start.

Long shot from Langenbrunner stopped easily 50 seconds in. Another save for DiPietro 20 seconds later.

Jon Sim sends puck flying into the nets over Isles goal six seconds in. Wake-up call.


A win over the Devils tonight at Nassau Coliseum would give the Islanders not only their second victory over New Jersey this week, but their longest home win streak since December of 2003: seven games.

Rick DiPietro, in goal for Monday's 4-0 win over the Devils, gets the start again, although Scott Gordon told Newsday's Arthur Staple he plans to approach DiPietro's playing time cautiously: "We want to approach this with the mind-set that, let's build things up and not try to rebuild in a two-week period, with six games in 11 days."

(Be sure to check out Staple's in-depth look at DiPietro's comeback.)

The Islanders (23-20-8) are in last place in the Atlantic Division but strong play of late has kept them in the playoff race. They've gone 10-3-1 and are tied with Boston at 54 points for the last two playoff spots. Matt Moulson scored the game-winner in a 2-1 shootout victory in Florida on Thursday.

The Devils (33-15-1), the Atlantic Division leader and second in the Eastern only to the Caps, have lost four of five.

Jeff Tambellini, Andy Sutton and Martin Biron are scratches for the Isles; Ilkka Pikkarainen, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond and Andrew Peters for the Devils.

Evan Drellich here to take you through the game.

Starting lineups

Devils: Andy Greene, Dean McAmmond, Brian Rolson, Nick Palmieri, Bryce Salvador, Martin Brodeur

Islanders: Richard Park, Josh Bailey, Kyle Okposo, Jack Hillen, Freddy Meyer, Rick DiPietro


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