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game recap

Islanders 5, Devils 3

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 11:40 PM

Eric Marin

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Islanders 5, Devils 3
New York Islanders 5, New Jersey Devils 3
Three Stars of the Game
Josh Bailey
1st
Josh Bailey
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:00
Eric Gelinas
2nd
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 24:54
Jon Merrill
3rd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -2TOI: 18:30



Jon Merrill
and Eric Gelinas each recorded multipoint games in the Devils' 5-3 exhibition loss to the Islanders on Thursday.

Merrill, playing in his first preseason contest, notched a goal and an assist. Gelinas, who recorded two assists, now has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in the Devils' first two preseason games.

Rostislav Olesz and Marek Zidlicky also scored for New Jersey, which is 1-1 in the preseason.

Head coach Peter DeBoer struggled to find positives after seeing his club allow four goals in the first period, including a power-play tally and two shorthanded strikes from Josh Bailey.

One of the game's bright spots for DeBoer was Krys Barch, who fought Brett Gallant three times – twice in the first period and again in the third.

"It was a sloppy, messy game," DeBoer said. "I wasn't happy with a whole lot. I thought Krys Barch did a great job doing what he did. That's probably the toughest job in hockey. He showed up three times tonight. Other than that, there weren't a whole lot of positives, but it's that time of year and we've got to get back to work at practice tomorrow."

Damien Brunner made his preseason debut on a line with Olesz and Travis Zajac. He finished with one shot in 20:49 and was minus-1.

"I was pretty tired in the beginning, but when the game went on, the legs were coming," Brunner said. "Progress during the game, but it was not the best game."

Said DeBoer, "I thought he gave us some jump, he made some plays, he's got some skill. We were disjointed tonight as a group, so I'm not sure it was a fair game to assess anybody. We've got to just get ready for the next one."

Martin Brodeur played the first two periods and made nine saves on 13 shots. Scott Wedgewood stopped three of four shots he faced in the third.

"You just try to shake it off," Brodeur said following his first preseason appearance. "It's going to happen in the season, also. You're going to have periods like that. Most of the time, you don't get back in the net. When you do, you have to try to stop the bleeding a little bit, try to make some saves, try to shake it off as much as you can."

The Islanders went up 2-0 in the first period before Olesz answered with his first of the preseason, redirecting a Merrill shot past Kevin Poulin. Gelinas picked up the other helper and jumpstarted a productive night for the Devils' blue line, which combined for two goals and four assists.

New York led 4-1 in the second when Zidlicky and Merrill scored 1:13 apart to get the Devils back within a goal. But Peter Regin restored the Isles' two-goal edge with an unassisted marker 3:45 into the third.

Ryane Clowe (lower body) saw 2:01 of ice time in the first period, then left the game and did not return. DeBoer called it a "charley horse-type injury" that the coach did not believe to be serious.

• Barch wasn't the only Devil busy dropping the gloves. Ryan Carter fought Mike Dalhuisen early in the third, and Stephen Gionta battled Joe Diamond in the final minute of regulation.

• Training camp continues Friday with practice sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:31
NYI
PPG - Anders Lee (1) Snap shot - ASST: Brock Nelson (1), Ryan Strome (1)
1 - 0 NYI
06:55
NYI
SHG - Josh Bailey (1) Snap shot - ASST: Kyle Okposo (1)
2 - 0 NYI
08:05
NJD
PPG - Rostislav Olesz (1) Tip-in - ASST: Jon Merrill (1), Eric Gelinas (1)
2 - 1 NYI
18:05
NYI
SHG - Josh Bailey (2) Deflected shot - ASST: Kyle Okposo (2)
3 - 1 NYI
19:34
NYI
Eric Boulton (1) Snap shot - ASST: Anders Lee (1)
4 - 1 NYI
2nd Period
02:37
NJD
Marek Zidlicky (1) Slapshot - ASST: Bryce Salvador (1), Travis Zajac (1)
4 - 2 NYI
03:50
NJD
Jon Merrill (1) Snap shot - ASST: Eric Gelinas (2), Michael Ryder (1)
4 - 3 NYI
3rd Period
03:45
NYI
Peter Regin (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
5 - 3 NYI
penalty summary
1st Period
02:07
NJD
Krys Barch  Tripping  - 2 min against  Peter Regin
06:10
NYI
Joe Diamond  Tripping  - 2 min against  Ryan Carter
08:07
NJD
Krys Barch  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Brett Gallant
08:07
NYI
Brett Gallant  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Krys Barch
11:31
NYI
Eric Boulton  Interference  - 2 min against  Marek Zidlicky
14:14
NYI
Greg Miller  Hooking  - 2 min against  Bryce Salvador
17:06
NJD
Krys Barch  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Brett Gallant
17:06
NYI
Brett Gallant  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Krys Barch
17:28
NYI
Eric Boulton  Tripping  - 2 min against  Martin Brodeur
2nd Period
04:58
NJD
Dainius Zubrus  Holding  - 2 min against  Andrey Pedan
09:59
NYI
Brock Nelson  Holding  - 2 min against  Andrei Loktionov
18:20
NYI
Ryan Pulock  Slashing  - 2 min against  Travis Zajac
3rd Period
02:28
NYI
Mike Dalhuisen  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Ryan Carter
02:28
NJD
Ryan Carter  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Mike Dalhuisen
09:43
NJD
Stephen Gionta  Tripping  - 2 min against  Radek Martinek
12:41
NYI
Brett Gallant  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Krys Barch
12:41
NJD
Krys Barch  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Brett Gallant
12:41
NYI
Eric Boulton  Tripping  - 2 min against  Reid Boucher
12:41
NYI
Brett Gallant  Game misconduct  - 10 min
12:41
NJD
Krys Barch  Game misconduct  - 10 min
14:53
NYI
Eric Boulton served by Greg Miller  Boarding  - 2 min against  Andy Greene
14:53
NYI
Eric Boulton served by Greg Miller  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
14:53
NYI
Eric Boulton  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min
19:25
NYI
Joe Diamond  Spearing - double minor  - 4 min against  Stephen Gionta
19:25
NYI
Joe Diamond  Roughing  - 2 min against  Stephen Gionta
19:25
NJD
Stephen Gionta  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Joe Diamond
19:25
NYI
Joe Diamond  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Stephen Gionta
19:25
NJD
Stephen Gionta  Roughing  - 2 min against  Joe Diamond
goalie stats
Kevin Poulin
Kevin Poulin
SA: 23TOI: 59:42
GA: 3SV%: .870
Martin Brodeur
SA: 13TOI: 40:00
GA: 4SV%: .692
Scott Wedgewood
SA: 4TOI: 18:10
GA: 1SV%: .750
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