Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Brad Boyes scored 2:01 into overtime as the New
York Islanders took a 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
After killing off 29 seconds of a New Jersey power play to start overtime, New
York was awarded a man advantage when Henrik Tallinder was called for cross
Martin Brodeur tried to play the puck behind the right side of his net, but
flubbed the clear and John Tavares grabbed it along the boards. He brought it
out front and got a shot on net that was stopped. A mad scramble ensued with
Brodeur out of position and a Devil defender guarding the net, but Boyes was
able to jam it in for the win.
Tavares scored two goals and had an assist while Mark Streit and Keith Aucoin
also scored for the Islanders, who have won their past two. Evgeni Nabokov
allowed four goals on 32 shots in the win.
Tallinder, Adam Henrique, Steve Bernier and Ryan Carter all scored for the
Devils, who have dropped their past three. Brodeur gave up all five goals
on 35 shots in the loss.
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