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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Devils looking to avenge loss vs. Isles


Last Sunday's 1-0 loss on Long Island didn't sit well with the Devils. Shutout by rookie netminder Anders Nilsson, the team dropped their fourth straight game against the lowly Islanders.

The Devils get a second crack at them Thursday in the teams' second of three meetings this week; they hope the game serves as a chance to avenge the embarrassing defeat.

New Jersey is coming off a spirited 4-1 win against the Rangers Tuesday while the Islanders aim to record their third straight.

Martin Brodeur will be in goal for the Devils, although it is unclear if Nilsson will return to face New Jersey again after recording his first NHL shutout four days ago.

If he is, the Devils hope to make it more difficult than the last time.

'We didn't make him make a challenging save all night," Parise told The Newark Star-Ledger Wednesday. "We have to take some more action to him."