Stat Trick: New Jersey Devils 6, New York Isles 1

November 28th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
For 50 minutes, the Islanders competed with the Devils.  For the final 10 minutes, though, the Devils played with the Islanders, scoring four times to defeat the Isles 6-1 at The Rock.  On to the trick: 1.  Once again, the Isles started well, as Richard Park opened the scoring midway through the first.  Park now has two goals on the season: one in the final game of October and one in the final game of November.  Watch out Ottawa on New Year's Eve! 

It was Park's third career goal against the Devils; the other two came on Easter Sunday 2007 in a playoff-clinching performance for the Islanders. Tim Jackman assisted on the goal—his first assist of the season.  Jackman's assist leaves Jerrod  Smithson, David Koci and Brad Richardson as the players who have appeared in the most NHL Games this season (25) without recording an assist. 2.  Mike Mottau and Brian Rolston scored in the second period to give New Jersey the lead.  Mottau's goal was his first in 2009, and snapped a 68-game scoreless streak, dating back to New Year's Eve.  It was the sixth goal in his 202 game NHL career. 3.  The Devi ...

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