Parrish dashed up ice to take a return feed from Peca to beat
Brodeur 1:25 into overtime Friday night, giving the New York
Islanders 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
"When I got the puck through to him, I knew he would be looking
for the two-on-one," Parrish said. "He was looking for me to
catch up with him. He did a great job slowing down and he slid a
great pass over to me. Luckily, I got it by Brodeur."
Parrish started the play by making a lead pass to Peca in the
Islanders' zone. Peca carried the puck into the Devils' end, where
he slowed to let the play develop.
"I waited and waited," Peca said. "I fired a pass over to him
and I hoped it wouldn't bounce on him. It wasn't the flattest pass,
but he handled it great and put it away."
Brodeur was focusing on Peca.
"I was looking at Peca with the puck the whole way," the
goalie said. "When I saw him stop, then I saw the other guy coming
in. He made a good play. He had to go to his backhand and get it
over my body."
Devils coach Pat Burns called his team "overanxious" in the
"We gave up a two-on-one," Burns said. "You pretty much know
the game is going to end there with a two-on-one."
Scatchard took a centering feed from Jason Blake for the only
goal of the first period at 12:30.
The Islanders scored the first two goals of the second period,
both on the power play, to extend the lead to 3-0. Kvasha was the
catalyst, scoring at 6:02 and setting up Czerkawski at 12:59.
The Devils got the next two goals of the period. Rafalski put
New Jersey on the board at 15:18 with a shot from the top of the
right circle that trickled between Snow's pads. Elias pulled the
Devils within one with a short-handed breakaway with 1:42 left.
Friesen took a pass from Eric Rasmussen and drilled a shot past
Snow from the right circle for the equalizer.
Kvasha helped fill the void left by Alexei Yashin's arm
injury, centering a line with Czerkawski on his left and Arron
Asham on the right wing. Yashin will miss 10 to 12 weeks with a
laceration of the right forearm. ... Devils D David Hale returned
after missing three games because of the flu. ... Czerkawski left
the ice bleeding profusely from the face after being hit by Grant
Marshall's high stick with 3:36 remaining in the second period.
Marshall received a double minor. Czerkawski returned about a
minute into the third. ... The crowd of 19,040 was the Devils'
third sellout of the season.