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Sportscenterman
01-17-2009, 11:29 PM
A decisive victory occurred tonight at the Nasseau Coliseum against the New York Islanders for the New Jersey Devils. This win gives them their fourth win out of five games on a six game road trip which has really rebounded their efforts sin a poor period before the roadtrip. Not only did the Devils control most of the Game tonight but they kept the Islanders out of the net until late in the third period. No Devil's goalie has gotten a shutout since Martin Brodeur before his injury at the beginning of the season and Clemmer came close. On this road trip Clemmer has had two wins and one loss and Kevin Weekes has had two wins. They have both shown they are still on top of their games and are both viable candidates to play every night.

The offense continued to be under control of the Z-Z-pop line with a Zajac shorthanded goal from Parise in the first period. Later in the second period on a powerplay Zach netted a goal of his own from Langenbrunner and Elias. This line continues to solidify themselves as a dominant force not to be reckoned with. The logic is undeniable, these three players Parise, Zajac and Langenbrunner have chemistry and help each other out.

The Islanders have not won a single game since December 31st and are in danger of going the entire month of January without a win. The last team to do so was the Atlanta Thrashers.

Hero- Scott Clemmensen. Scott was back in action tonight, perhaps the threat of a strong Weekes will make him play even stronger then he already was. Competition tends to bring the best out of other players. Clemmer brought a shutout into the third period but could not complete it. I would not be surprised if he does get his first shutout of the season in his next few starts. He finished out the game with 32 saves allowing only one goal.

Zer0- Brendan Witt. Witt may not have been the reason behind the Islanders loss but when a puck off the stick of David Clarkson hit off Witt's stick and and into his own face the Islanders season was just about summed up. Injuries are not uncommon for Islander Defensemen and Witt had a huge gash which needed multiple stitches. OUCH!