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Islanders beat Devils 4-1

January 22, 2021, 6:38 PM ET [63 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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The New York Islanders improved to a 3-1 record last night, defeating the New Jersey Devils by a score of 4-1.


The Islanders dominated the first period and managed to get several quality chances, capitalizing on two of them. They also gave the Devils nothing to work with and essentially completely shut down any offense from New Jersey.

Despite getting outshot in the second period, New York continued to get the better share of the chances, including multiple 2-on-1 opportunities. The third period involved more posts than odd-man rushes but you get the idea – the Islanders were getting the better opportunities throughout the entire game. According to NaturalStatTrick.com, the high-danger scoring chances at the end of the game were 16-2 for New York. Frankly, the score probably could’ve been worse than 4-1.

On another note, it took a little over seven periods but finally, Semyon Varlamov allowed a goal and strange enough, it was one he probably should’ve had. That said, he was solid throughout the win and made the saves he needed to, despite not facing a ton of difficult opportunities.

This was a really well-rounded win for the Islanders. The forward group looked really strong and New York completely outchanced the Devils, on route to their third win of the season.



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OTHER ISLANDERS ARTICLES FROM JANUARY:

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Predicting the Islanders' taxi squad
Weekly Recap: Islanders Edition (January 3)
East Division Comparison: Islanders/Rangers
East Division Comparison: Islanders/Flyers
Matias Rajanimi earns Bronze Medal with Finland at World Juniors
Analyzing Matt Martin's reported four-year extension
East Division Comparison: Islanders/Penguins
Islanders re-sign Mathew Barzal
Weekly Recap: Islanders Edition (January 10)
East Division Comparison: Islanders/Penguins
East Division Comparison: Islanders/Capitals
Islanders waive Leo Komarov, details of Andy Greene’s contract emerge
Islanders announce roster and taxi squad
New York Islanders 2020-21 Season Preview
Islanders open season with win over Rangers
Islanders loan Josh Ho-Sang, details of Schneider/Timashov contracts emerge
East Division Comparison: Islanders/Bruins
Varlamov starts season with back-to-back shutouts, Islanders beat Bruins
East Division Comparison: Islanders/Devils
Josh Bailey added to COVID Protocol list
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