Moulson gives Isles 4-3 win over Devils - NBC Sports

Moulson gives Isles 4-3 win over Devils
New Jersey Devils' Michael Ryder (17) collides with New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait while competing for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 4, 2013, 10:00 pm

NEWARK, N.J. -- Matt Moulson scored the only goal of the shootout in the sixth round and the New York Islanders opened the season with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves and stopped all six Devils shots in the shootout as the Islanders won a season opener for the first time since 2007.

Michael Grabner scored two goals and set up another by Frans Nielsen for the Islanders.

Recently signed free agent Damien Brunner scored twice for the Devils, while fellow newcomer Michael Ryder had the other.

Martin Brodeur, whose father, Denis, died last week, had 23 saves in his first game of the season. Cory Schneider was in goal in the Devils' 3-0 loss in Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Brodeur stopped the Islanders first five shootout attempts before Moulson put a shot just under the crossbar.

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