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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 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
7 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
11 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 56 15 25 6 40
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
A. Henrique 54 19 18 14 37
K. Palmieri 56 20 16 3 36
T. Zajac 48 8 19 7 27
D. Schlemko 48 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 56 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 52 1 12 -1 13
J. Blandisi 17 4 7 -1 11
J. Josefson 45 3 8 -14 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 25 16 6 .931 1.98
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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