Recap - Islanders Defeat New Jersey 5-1
Hockey bettors who backed the Islanders on the moneyline Thursday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as New York easily handled New Jersey 5-1 at Prudential Center.
New York was an underdog by +190 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Josh Bailey (2), Blake Comeau, Frans Nielsen, and John Tavares each scored for the Islanders in the victory. Bailey opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 3:09 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.
Dwayne Roloson stopped 34 of 35 New Jersey shots in the victory.
Travis Zajac scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Dwayne Roloson.
Martin Brodeur stopped 9 of 14 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 1-for-1, while the Devils were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 35-14.
Next game, New York takes its act home to face Montreal looking for another win. For New Jersey, they head home to face Toronto.