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David Clarkson's goal at 8:17 of the third period sent the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 season-opening win over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Travis Zajac also scored for New Jersey, which reached the Stanley Cup Final last season before losing to the Los Angeles Kings. Martin Brodeur stopped 18 shots to increase his NHL wins record to 657. Travis Hamonic had New York's goal, a power-play score at 7:12 of the third. Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves for the Islanders. Islanders coach Jack Capuano missed game ''due to medical reasons.'' The effects of the 119-day lockout and compacted training camp were evident in the season opener for both teams. Emotion was decidedly lacking save for two brief instances, and passes and shots were not as crisp as they would be at the same point in an 82-game season.
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