Islanders finds Plenty of Points in 5-1 victory over Devils
New York, NY - On his second day back with the team Josh Bailey recorded two goals to lead the New York Islanders (8-18-6) defeat the New Jersey Devils (9-23-2) in hockey action on Thursday night.
Bailey (5) tallied the first Islanders goal at the 3:09 mark tallying a wrister for the early 1-0 lead in the first period of play. The center would make the score 2-0 in favor of the Islanders netting a power play goal at the 5:39 mark. New York would keep the pedal to the medal and add on to their lead at the 11:00 mark on a Jon Tavares (10) slap shot at the 11:00 mark for the 3-0 lead.
The Devils would spoil the shutout bid being posted by Islanders keeper Dwayne Roloson at the 1:21 mark of the second period as Travis Zajac (4) recorded a wrist shot, which cut the Islanders lead to 3-1. New York would later on in the frame add to their lead on a short handed goal by Frans Nielsen (5) as he was able to record a wrist shot at the 10:43 mark, to give the Islanders the 4-1 edge.
Blake Comeau (7) would add the icing to the Islanders victory at the 3:15 mark of the third period of play tallying the final goal of the game on a slap shot that went past Devils keeper Martin Brodeur. The Islanders now have continued to build on the positive momentum, while the Devils continue to fall in spite of a change in coaches.
In the cages Roloson finished off a stellar night making 34 saves, while Brodeur finished with nine saves for the Devils.
The Islanders will look to continue their positive momentum, but will have a very tough test as they host the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night, with the face-off slated for 7:00 p.m. New Jersey will stay at home to host the always tough Toronto Maple Leafs, as these two teams also have a 7:00 p.m. Sunday night face-off.