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Devils Fall 5-4 Against New York - Game Recap

New York got a pair of goals from John Tavares as the Islanders skated to a 5-4 victory over New Jersey on Thursday at Prudential Center.

New York was an underdog by +130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

New York got goals from John Tavares (2), Brad Boyes, Keith Aucoin, and Mark Streit in the victory. Tavares opened the scoring at 14:31 of the first period.

Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 28-save effort for the Islanders.

New Jersey got goals from Henrik Tallinder, Steve Bernier, Ryan Carter, and Adam Henrique in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

New Jersey got a 30-stop effort from Martin Brodeur in the loss.

On the power play, New York went 3-for-4, while the Devils were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 35-32.