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Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Skinny; New Jersey 2, Isles 1 (SO)

So 48 hours after SportsCenter featured Islander preseason highlights, the New Jersey Devils won a shootout, defeating the Isles 2-1.  Travis Zajac scored in the fifth round of the shootout.  The Devils of course have lost 17 straight regular season shutouts (including all 13 last year).

Mike Camelleri scored a power play goal just 3:16 into play to give New Jersey the lead.  Kael Mouillierat tied it early in the third for the Isles, who held New Jersey to only three shots in a 34 minute span beginning at the start of the second period, including none in the first 17 minutes of the second period..

The scoring:

1ST PERIOD
03:16NJDPPG - Mike Cammalleri (1) Slapshot - ASST: Damien Brunner (1), Travis Zajac (1)1 - 0 NJD
2ND PERIOD
NONE
3RD PERIOD
04:51NYIKael Mouillierat (1) Tip-in - ASST: Scott Mayfield (1), Eric Boulton (1)1 - 1 Tie
OT PERIOD
NONE
SHOOTOUT
00:00NJDTravis Zajac (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE1 - 1 Tie
SHOOTOUT
ROUNDNEW YORK ISLANDERSNEW JERSEY DEVILS
1Colin McDonald
F
NGMike Cammalleri
NG
2Frans Nielsen
NGAdam Henrique
NG
3Ryan Strome
NGRyane Clowe
NG
4Mikhail Grabovski
NGTravis Zajac
Goal
 
(This is how the official scoresheet reported the shootout.  Actually, Damien Brunner and Josh Bailey each were stopped in between the Strome and Clowe attempts.)

The Skinny:
The Devils outshot the Isles 22-21.... Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves for the Isles; Cory Schnieder finished with 20 saves for New Jersey...The Isles did well in the circle, winning 29 of 52, and outhit the Devils 16-10.

The complete Skinny will return on Opening Night.

The Isles have one final pre-season game and it will be played on Friday in Bridgeport against the Boston Bruins.  Islanders TV will have the webcast; WRHU (88.7) will have the radio broadcast. Face-off at Webster Bank Arena is at 7:30pm.  


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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