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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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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