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Islanders 5, Devils 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

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Islanders 5, Devils 1
New Jersey Devils 1, New York Islanders 5
Three Stars of the Game
John Tavares
1st
John Tavares
G: 3Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:43
Evgeni Nabokov
2nd
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 31TOI: 59:49
GA: 1EV: 22-22
PIM: 0PP: 6-7
SV%: .968SH: 2-2
Matt Moulson
3rd
Matt Moulson
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:42


 
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- John Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another Saturday night to lead the New York Islanders to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Matt Moulson had a goal and three assists, Michael Grabner scored with 35 seconds left, and Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves for the Islanders, who beat the Rangers 4-3 in a shootout Thursday night.

Tavares, who notched his fourth career hat trick, has 20 points in 14 games. Moulson finished with four points, and Brad Boyes had two assists.

The Devils' lone goal was Marek Zidlicky's power play slap shot 8:47 into the third. Johan Hedberg made 28 saves for New Jersey, which has lost two of its last three.

Tavares' tap-in of Boyes' rebound opened the scoring 16:46 into the second. Hedberg couldn't control Boyes' wrister and Tavares slammed the loose puck into the half-empty net.

Tavares doubled the lead to 2-0 1:23 later with his second of the game and 10th of the season. With New York on a power play, Tavares and Moulson played give-and-go, and the sequence ended with Tavares jamming a loose puck under Hedberg.

Moulson pushed the Islanders' advantage to 3-0 57 seconds later with his seventh of the season. Tavares finished off his hat trick by zipping a power-play laser over Hedberg with 5:15 left in regulation.

It was a tightly contested goaltending showdown early. Hedberg robbed Boyes 1:06 into the game with a diving snare of an off-wing wrister. He also benefited from a bit of good fortune as Ullstrom's backhand penalty shot attempt with 3:15 left in the first hit the crossbar.

Nabokov was every bit his counterpart's equal. His most difficult save was a doorstep stuff attempt off the stick of Ryan Carter in the first period.

New York went 3 for 6 on the power play, while New Jersey was 1 for 4 on the man advantage.

NOTES: The announced attendance was 15,488. . The teams have split the first four games of the regular-season series. They will meet once more this season, at the Prudential Center on April 1. . Tavares' first goal ended Hedberg's shutout streak against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum this season at 96:46. . New Jersey scratched Mark Fayne, Peter Harrold and Stefan Matteau. Eric Boulton, Thomas Hickey and Marty Reasoner were New York's scratches.
scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
16:46
NYI
John Tavares (9) ASST: Brad Boyes (7), Matt Moulson (8)
1 - 0 NYI
18:09
NYI
PPG - John Tavares (10) ASST: Matt Moulson (9), Lubomir Visnovsky (4)
2 - 0 NYI
19:06
NYI
PPG - Matt Moulson (7) ASST: Brad Boyes (8), John Tavares (9)
3 - 0 NYI
3rd Period
08:47
NJD
PPG - Marek Zidlicky (1) ASST: Patrik Elias (15), Ilya Kovalchuk (10)
3 - 1 NYI
14:45
NYI
PPG - John Tavares (11) ASST: Mark Streit (4), Matt Moulson (10)
4 - 1 NYI
19:25
NYI
Michael Grabner (6) ASST: Keith Aucoin (2), Travis Hamonic (5)
5 - 1 NYI
penalty summary
1st Period
05:37
NYI
Matt Martin  Holding against  Andy Greene
2nd Period
04:13
NJD
Henrik Tallinder  Boarding against  Matt Martin
04:36
NYI
Brad Boyes  Interference on goalkeeper against  Johan Hedberg
17:51
NJD
Bryce Salvador  Hi-sticking against  Matt Martin
18:54
NJD
Henrik Tallinder  Tripping against  Kyle Okposo
3rd Period
07:27
NYI
Mark Streit  Holding against  Patrik Elias
11:07
NYI
Michael Grabner  Hi-sticking against  Travis Zajac
12:45
NJD
Marek Zidlicky  Holding against  Frans Nielsen
14:21
NJD
Alexei Ponikarovsky  Interference against  Josh Bailey
14:50
NJD
Steve Bernier  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Matt Martin
14:50
NJD
Krys Barch  Misconduct (10 min) against  Matt Martin
19:40
NYI
Casey Cizikas  Cross checking against  Bryce Salvador
goalie stats
Johan Hedberg
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 28EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 8
SV%: .848SH: 1 - 1
Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
6-5-1
SA: 31TOI: 59:49
Saves: 30EV: 22 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .968SH: 2 - 2
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