Brooklyn, N.Y. -
The New Jersey Devils took the ice for the first ever NHL game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the future home for the New York Islanders.
The Devils looked to get some revenge after losing 5-3 to the Isles Thursday night.
Goaltending was the difference tonight as Cory Schneider stopped all 26 shots he faced and extended his shutout streak to five periods.
The Devils did a total 180 from Thursday night’s debacle. The defense played fantastic, the goaltending was superb, and even the special teams played well. The Devils went 1-for-3 on power play opportunities, but Jacob Josefson scored just a few seconds after a power play expired.
The Devils scored their second goal on a perfect passing play from Damien Brunner and Josefson. Brunner set up Patrik Elias in the slot for the Devils second goal of the night and Brunner’s second assist.
Steve Bernier batted in the final Devils goal, which came on the power play.
The Devils had great performances tonight from players such as Brunner, Fayne, Josefson, Elias and Schneider.
The Devils take the ice again on Monday in Montreal for their first real road trip of the year. They then take the ice again in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.