Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/3/13
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- In a span of a little more than half an hour Sunday, the New Jersey Devils went from fretting over the possibility of suffering their fifth straight loss to boarding the team bus fresh off a lopsided win that catapulted them into second place in the Atlantic Division. Welcome to the 48-game NHL season, where the path from panic to relief - and vice versa - is a short one. The Devils scored three goals in the final four minutes Sunday to turn a scoreless tie into a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. Steve Bernier scored the first two goals for the Devils in a 70-second span before David Clarkson added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds left for New Jersey, which snapped a four-game losing streak as it improved to 4-1-3 and moved past the Islanders (4-3-1) in the Atlantic. Devils goalie Johan Hedberg made 22 saves in the shutout, while Evgeni Nabokov had 24 saves for the Islanders. "It was important to get back on track and get back...
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