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Halischuk's four-goal night leads Lowell

Rookie records five points in Devils' (AHL) home opener

Monday, 10.13.2008 / 11:35 AM ET / News
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newjerseydevils.com – Matt Halischuk posted five points – including four goals – to lead the Lowell Devils to a 6-4 win over the Worcester Sharks in their home opener Saturday at the Tsongas Arena. In just his second professional contest, Halischuk paced an offense that is averaging five goals a game in the early going of the season.    
 
Tied 2-2 entering the second period, the Devils thought they had broken the game open with the help of Halishuck’s first professional hat trick. Already with a shorthanded goal on the night, the rookie right wing notched two power play goals in the first five minutes of the frame.

Jon DiSalvatore fed a pass from the slot at 2:27 that found Halischuk alone on the far post for the easy tap-in. Halischuk struck again 1:44 later for his third goal of the night with a sweep shot under the leg pad of goalie Thomas Greiss.

Worcester battled back in the second to pull even. Frazer McLaren deflected Jason Demers point shot at 7:03 to cut the Devils to one, and tied the game 4-4 with 3:30 left until the break on a power play goal by Mike Morris. 

Lowell recaptured their edge in the final frame with two quick tallies over 37 seconds. Patrick Davis
made the score 5-4 for the Devils, as he pounced on a loose puck in front of Greiss.

Halischuk then struck one last time, as he was the benefactor of a DiSalvatore feed for a one-timer in the slot that beat Greiss glove-side.  The assist was DiSalvatore’s fourth of the night, setting career highs for assists and points in a game and tying a team-record for assists in a game (4 – Olivier Magnan, 2/26/08 at Manchester).  
 
Devils goalie Scott Clemmensen helped the lead stand with 39 saves on 43 shots. Sharks center Corey Larose struck first in the game with a marker on the man-advantage. The duo of DiSalvatore and Halishuck evened the score a half minute afterwards, as the latter deposited a shorthanded goal.  

Nicklas Bergfors and Larose traded tallies later in the first to send both teams into the locker room with the scoreboard reading 2-2.  The Devils went 3-for-8 on the man-advantage and 4-for-6 on the penalty kill.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 69 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 62 25 13 3 38
P. Elias 63 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 52 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 61 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 68 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 58 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 76 3 18 3 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 56 6 11 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47