NHL: New York Islanders 4, New Jersey 3 (SO)

Oct. 4, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Matt Moulson scored in the sixth round of the shootout Friday to bring the New York Islanders a season-opening, 4-3 win over New Jersey.

New Jersey's Damien Brunner produced the first and last goals of regulation, the second of his two scores creating a 3-3 tie with 12:26 left in regulation.

Brunner was the first player to make an attempt in the shootout and he, like the next 10 to take the ice, missed his try.

Moulson finally brought an end to the marathon shootout by getting the best of Martin Brodeur.

Brodeur started New Jersey's home opener after sitting out the Devils' first game of the season on Thursday against Pittsburgh. He had started New Jersey's season opener for an NHL record 18 consecutive years.

New York's Michael Grabner twice scored a tying goal and Frans Nielsen tallied 61 seconds into the third to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead.

Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves before stopping all six New Jersey attempts in the shootout. Brodeur turned aside 23 shots.

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