AP: Recaps the Devils 4-2 win against New York Wednesday in Newark.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Only saw part of this game but I taped it and may add some things in here when I can.
Not going to win when you allow fifty shots and are outplayed to that level.
Devils best players were the difference, Islanders do not have that kind of older/veteran who can carry then that way at this time and score big goals. You give Parise or Langenbrunner enough powerplays they are going to beat you.
Not like the Islanders were not in the game, one bounce or break they may even have a 3-1 lead in the third.
MacDonald was outstanding, he had little help on the four goals and it could have been much worse.
That goal by Okposo was special, what little highlights I saw this player is simply getting better and better the more he plays. I only wish he were doing it as a right wing where he should be first.
I did see the Martinek goal live (his second in a week) on a great pass from Comeau, I also again saw an Islander team that looked a little tired and pushed the Devils at times but simply could not finish.
Bergenheim's rush at Weekes at the end of the second period was another good play.
Jeff Tambellini got placed in Hunter's spot on right wing so Hilbert could stay on the left wing/third line and did get fifteen minutes.
They don't play or compete like a last place team, but in this game every game they seem to be in until the end despite being outplayed.
Effort is there most games, not result.
Sorry folks, did not know Doug Weight got hurt with knee on knee. With the trade deadline cominng this could take away potential value. I guess if he's out Comrie slides back to center with Sim in the lineup depending on Tambellini/Hunter.