13 March 2011
The New Jersey Devils continued their hot streak with a 3-2 overtime victory over the New York Islanders Saturday night.
It didn't take long for the Devils to take the lead when Jacob Josefson scored less than two minutes into the game.
With Zenon Konopka in the penalty box for roughing to start the second period, Blake Comeau scored shorthanded to tie things up. John Tavares would add his 25th goal of the season five and a half minutes later and give the Islanders a 2-1 lead that they would hold through the end of the period.
Needing a win to keep their outside playoff hopes alive, David Clarkson scored at 5:42 of the third period to tie things up once again and ultimately send the game into overtime.
New York had their chances but were unable to convert before Anssi Salmela put a puck past Al Montoya for the win.
New Jersey dominated the game from a shot standpoint, winning the shots on goal battle 35-15.
The Islanders play again this Tuesday when they take on their hated, cross-state latest celebrity news rivals, the New York Rangers.
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