Stat Trick: New Jersey Devils 7, New York Islanders 1

April 10th, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk each scored a goal and added two assists while Travis Zajac added three helpers as the Devils pounded the Isles 7-1 at The Rock in the final road game of the 2009-10 season.  On to the Trick:  1. With a chance to wrap up the Atlantic Division, the Devils wasted no time, grabbing a 3-0 first period lead on goals by Dainius Zubrus, Parise, and Dean McAmmond. 2. Patrik Elias (first of two on the night) and Brian Rolston scored second period power play goals to turn the game into a 5-0 rout.  Rolston, Elias, and Parise each had four goals against the Isles this season. 3. Kovalcuk and Elias sandwiched Matt Moulson's third period power play tally.  Moulson now has 29 goals on the season; he'll look to record the 72nd 30-goal season in Islander history on Sunday.  Elias meanwhile will be looking for his 20th goal of the season, which would be an impressive total considering he has missed 24 games. ...a few more... 4. Dwayne Roloson came in to bail Marty Biron out on Thursday in Pittsburgh, but Biron was in net for the entire game tonight, making 30 saves. It's only the third time in his career that Biron has allowed at least se ...

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