Posted September 30, 2011 on AP on Fox
Johan Hedberg made 16 saves and David Clarkson scored a power-play goal in the first period to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders in a preseason game Friday night. Clarkson's goal at 11:28 of the opening period was his first of the preseason for New Jersey (2-3-0). Rick DiPietro stopped 20 shots for the Islanders (1-3-0). DiPietro missed the final 31 games of last season with a fractured orbital bone and a swollen knee following a fight with Pittsburgh goaltender Brent Johnson during New York's 3-0 loss on Feb. 2. DiPietro was spectacular in turning away New Jersey's Vladimir Zharkov on a semi-breakaway in the second period and David Steckel's 2-on-1 attempt in the third. The Islanders lost rookie right wing Nino Niederreiter to a groin injury in the first period. He will be re-evaluated Saturday.

Devils List Players Taking Ice Against Flyers Tonight

Rich Chere reports the Devils will dress the following players tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Forwards—Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise, Patrik Elias, Petr Sykora, Rod Pelley, Nick Palmieri, Jacob Josefson, Cam Janssen, Brad Mills, David Steckel, Stephane Veilleux, Steve Bernier Defensemen—Henrik Tallinder, Adam Larsson, Andy Greene, Bryce Salvador, Anton Stralman, Mark...

Clarkson snaps tie, lifts Devils over Flyers 2-1

David Clarkson's power-play goal with 4:21 left in the second period, snapped a tie and lifted the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.

Islanders sign Steve Staios to one-year deal

The New York Islanders on Friday signed defenseman Steve Staios to a one-year contract, the team announced. Financial terms were not disclosed. New York Newsday reported the deal is worth $800,000 and can escalate to as much as $1.6 million through performance bonuses. Staios, 38, was invited to training camp on a tryout basis. He had three goals, seven assists and 24 penalty...

Sykora looks in with Devs

The signing must now be just a formality. Otherwise, the Devils should not have bothered bringing in Petr Sykora because he played as well as anyone on the team. "I don't know what else he could do in camp," coach Pete DeBoer said, seemingly endorsing Sykora's roster bid...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: 9/30/11

Last night's game against the Devils may not have nearly as wild as the slugfest with the Rangers on Monday, but it was in many ways better preparation for the type of hockey that the club will need to play to have sustained success. The Devils played strong defense for much of the game, and Martin Brodeur looked like he'd dialed back the clock (that moment where he moved...

NHL considering **** fighting ban

NEW YORK—Amidst growing concerns that the sport has become too violent, NHL head disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said the league is examining the possibility of banning **** fighting from the sport. **** fighting has long been accepted in the NHL and hockey in general, but negative publicity and fears that the brutal practice is driving away fans has led the league to consider...

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils / Philadelphia Flyers Game Preview: 10/1/11

I will not see tonight's game as I am covering an OHL game between the Barrie Colts and Peterborough Petes for That said, I felt that as a Devils writer it was necessary to at least get both team's line combinations up before the game. Matchup - Flyers @ Devils TV - No network. Game will be streamed on the Devils and Flyers website. Puck drop ...

Devils: No contracts yet for tryouts; prospect Jon Merrill suspended

No contracts yet for Petr Sykora, Steve Bernier, Anton Stralman

Petr Sykora feels he's done all he can to earn spot with Devils

Scores on breakaway in preseason finale

As they play: Devils vs. Flyers preseason

Martin Brodeur in goal

Devils Beat Flyers, 2-1

David Clarkson's power-play goal with 4:21 left in the second period, snapped a tie and lifted the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Flyers Saturday night. Petr Sykora added his second goal of the preseason, strengthening his chances of making the team. Sykora scored on a breakaway off a pass from Zach Parise that got by three Flyers at 4:12 of the second...

Devils rookie Adam Larsson: I've done my best, overall I'm proud

Martin Brodeur shakes off shot to left shoulder

Former Devils Jay Pandolfo, Mike Mottau in Islanders' preseason lineup

Brian Rolston won't play Friday night at Pru Center

Islanders PK tested in 1-0 loss

Share In his first full 60-minute effort since last season, Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro saved 20-of-21 shots in the team’s fourth – and second to last - exhibition game of ...

Islanders D Staios agrees to 1-year deal (AP)

The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year deal with defenseman Steve Staios, the team announced Friday. Staios has been at the Islanders' training camp and played in three preseason games. He has played in 936 NHL games for the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Atlanta Thrashers, Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins.
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