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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 / 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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51