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January 17, 2011
Game 45: Devils With Points in 4 Straight, BEAT Islanders 5-2

    The New Jersey Devils skated to a 5-2 victory over the Islanders on Long Island on Monday, January 17, 2011.

    Vladimir Zharkov scored his first career NHL goal by beating Kevin Poulin at 4:25 of the first period.   Mattias Tedenby and Jason Arnott assisted on the goal.

    Ilya Kovalchuk scored a power-play goal at 5:22 to give New Jersey a two goal lead.   Kovalchuk's 13th goal of the season was assisted by Andy Greene and Travis Zajac.

    The Devils outshot the Islanders 11-9 in the first period, which ended with the Devils leading 2-0.

    Mattias Tedenby scored his fifth goal of the season to give the Devils a three goal lead.   Mark Fraser and Rod Pelley assisted on the goal.

    PA Parenteau beat Martin Brodeur after a terrible defensive breakdown at 10:56.   More poor defensive play led to another goal just 54 seconds later from Michael Grabner.

    A goal from Rod Pelley made it 4-2 at 16:59.   Pelley's third goal of the season was assisted by Mark Fraser and Jason Arnott.

    Just 54 seperated goals again, when Dainius Zubrus made it a three goal game again at 17:53.   Patrik Elias and Brian Rolston assisted on Zubrus' seventh goal of the season.

    The shots were even in the seconf period, 10-10.   After 40 minutes of play, the Devils led 5-2 in goals.

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