For some reason the Devils still have yet to beat a team whose name begins with “New York.” The stretch continued Wednesday night as the Devils fell to the New York Islanders.
Ken Daneyko stated after the game that its just a fluke thing and there is “no rhyme or reason” behind the Devils failing to beat the two “New York” teams.
Islander netminder Rick DiPietro was on top of his game making 15 saves in the third period, and only letting up one goal during the 60 minutes of regulation.
Ex-Devil Bill Guerin scored first for the Islanders and got the insurance Empty Net goal to finish the game up at 3-1.
This game marks the 5th straight loss against the New York Islanders this season, and 9th straight loss against the Devils New York neighbors.
Against the Islanders this season, the Devils be been out-scored 15-7 and out-faceoffed 151-120. Interestingly, they were being out-shot until Wednesday nights 3rd period in which the Devils made 16 shots and the Islanders only had 5.
Last season the Devils record against the Islanders was 6 wins and 2 losses. In the 2005-06 season, the Devils did just the opposite with 2 wins and 6 losses. Thus so far in the post-lockout NHL, the Devils-Islanders record is 8-13, one of the worst for the Devils against any team.