New Jersey Ices New York 5-1 - Recap
New York couldn't hang with the Devils on Thursday as New Jersey blasted the Islanders 5-1 at Prudential Center.
The Devils were a -158 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.
New Jersey got goals from Ilya Kovalchuk (3), Patrik Elias, and David Clarkson in the victory. Kovalchuk opened the scoring at 8:07 of the first period.
Martin Brodeur turned in a 29-save effort for the Devils.
Andrew MacDonald scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Martin Brodeur.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 15 of 20 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
New Jersey scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while New York went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 30-20.