Final: Devils 2 Islanders 1

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Scoring Summary:
First Period- None
Second Period- None
Third Period- Tavares (27) and Clarkson (28) and Zidlicky (1)

Next Game: 3/11 vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:00 pm.

Johan Hedberg Postgame:
“But it was fun. I think we showed a lot of character staying in it. For a while there it felt like we wouldn’t be able to penetrate. Everything we tried was either getting swallowed by him or was blocked by the defensemen in front.”

Pete DeBoer Postgame:
“He gave us a chance. He was our best player tonight. a couple of breakaways and some point blank opportunities. He’s got one of the toughest jobs in hockey coming in cold like he does and following Marty all the time and he continues to get the job done for us. He’s a valuable part of our team.”

Team Stats:
Islanders outdrew the Devils 31-16
Devils outshot the Islanders 35-24
Devils went 1 for 4 on the power play.
Devils outhit the Islanders 23-22

Player Stats:

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Final: Islanders 1 Devils 0

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Scoring Summary:
First Period- None
Second Period- Okposo (15)
Third Period- None

Next Game: 3/06 vs New York Rangers 7:00 pm.

Zach Parise Postgame:
“It’s almost as if it was two different teams. Everything we did well in Washington, we didn’t really carry it over to tonight’s game.”

Pete DeBoer Postgame:
“We didn’t do enough to create enough as a group. We didn’t get enough point shots through. Our forwards didn’t get enough zone time. Our goaltender gave us a chance to get points tonight and we didn’t do enough to create offense.”

Team Stats:
Islanders and Devils tied in draws 23-23
Islanders outshot the Devils 25-24
Devils went 0 for 1 on the power play.
Devils outhit the Islanders 23-20

The Devils defensively were not terrible. There were time of pressure by the Islanders but kept them mostly in check. The story of this game was the fact that the Devils offense couldn’t get many shots with the amount of time they spent in the Islanders’ zone. They gave rookie goaltender Anders Nilsson many easy shots to handle. The Islanders defense also blocked a ton of shots. They just wouldn’t give the Devils anything. You have to give the Islanders props after this one. The Devils have to change this if they hope to beat the Rangers and Islanders this week.

Final: Devils 5 Capitals 0

Scoring Summary:
First Period- Parise (25) and Parise (26) and Zubrus (16)
Second Period- Parise (27) and Elias (21)
Third Period- None

Next Game: 3/04 @ New York Islanders 3:00 pm.

Johan Hedberg Postgame:
“Even though I felt calm going into the game, it’s always tough. I hadn’t played for a while. I feel I was playing patiently and I had fun. The team was playing extremely well in front of me, so that certainly helps.”

Pete DeBoer Postgame:
“He (Parise) could have played. If the game had been closer he would have played. It wasn’t necessary. We’ve got busy schedule. We play again in a day and a half here in Long Island. So, we just got some other guys some ice.”

Team Stats:
Capitals outdrew the Devils 29-19
Capitals outshot the Devils 23-20
Devils went 1 for 2 on the power play.
Capitals outhit the Devils 38-26