Post-Game 1/31/13

New York Islanders 5 at New Jersey Devils 4 (OT)

Game Notes

  • The Devils played in four consecutive overtime/shootouts (1-3) for the first time since Dec. 9-15, 2005 (1-3). Despite the loss, the team now has points in its first six games for the first time since 1993-94 (6-0-0).
  • Adam Henrique made his NHL season debut and his third period goal tied the game at 4-4 to force overtime.
  • Adam Larsson also made his first appearance of the NHL season and was +1 in 17:51 of action.
  • Steve Bernier, Ryan Carter and Henrik Tallinder each scored their first goal of the season. Bernier’s was his second with the Devils; he last scored on Feb. 11, 2012 vs. Florida. Tallinder’s goal was his first since April 6, 2011 vs. Toronto.
  • David Clarkson assisted on Henrique’s goal and now has points in a career-high six consecutive games (4g-4a-8pts). He previously posted 5g-3a-8pts in five straight from Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2012.
  • Stephen Gionta recorded two assists for his first career multiple-point game.
  • Matt Anderson picked up his first NHL point with an assist on Carter’s goal.
  • Mark Fayne did not play for the first time in 119 regular-season games, ending his streak as the Devils’ ironman. Bryce Salvador and Dainius Zubrus will both assume the title, having played in 88 consecutive games dating back to the start of last season.
  • The Devils allowed three power play goals for the first time since January 1, 2011 at Carolina (L, 3-6).


Next Up

  • Friday: New Jersey will practice at 1:30pm, Friday, at AmeriHealth Pavilion in Prudential Center.
    Media may enter the Employee Entrance at 1:00pm.
    TV cameras looking to shoot practice footage should be set up for 1:15pm.
  • Saturday: 1:00 PM at Pittsburgh Penguins (MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 WFAN).
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