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Rolston propels Devils past Flyers

Oct 5, 2008 - 1:48 AM By Larry Fleisher PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) -- For the New Jersey Devils, their preseason finale featured an impressive display on the power play.

Brian Rolston scored a power-play goal midway through second period and added an assist as the Devils struck three times with a man advantage and held off the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3, on Saturday night.

David Clarkson also scored and John Madden added a shorthanded tally for the eventual game-winner as the Devils finished the exhibition season at 4-2-1 and will host the New York Islanders in the season opener on Friday.

Simon Gagne and Mike Richards scored power-play goals for the Flyers, who split their eight preseason games (4-4-0). Daniel Briere also scored and added a pair of assists.

Philadelphia hosts the New York Rangers in its season opener next Saturday.

The Devils were 3-for-5 with a man advantage and Rolston sparked the first two.

He set up a 5-on-3 tally by Bobby Holik just seven minutes into the contest by putting the puck on net and watching the 37-year-old center use his body to gather the rebound. Then he scored his first goal of the preseason by putting a slap shot past goaltender Martin Biron.

The Devils had scored just three power-play goals in their first six games, but equaled that total with just four seconds left in the second period when David Clarkson converted a centering feed from Zach Parise.

Madden scored the eventual game-winner by capitalizing on a miscue by Biron with just over six minutes remaining in the third.

Martin Brodeur made his third appearance and stopped 17 shots.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 2 3
    NEW JERSEY 1 2 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - (PP) BOBBY HOLIK 1 (BRIAN ROLSTON, JAMIE
    LANGENBRUNNER) 13:00
    PHI - (PP) SIMON GAGNE 1 (MIKE RICHARDS, DANIEL BRIERE)
    17:21
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) BRIAN ROLSTON 1 (PATRIK ELIAS, BRIAN GIONTA)
    10:06
    NJD - (PP) DA

    Oct 4 9:31 PM
  • 17
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 17 roots (Close Finish)

    Flyers 3, Devils 4  3rd - 1:00Oct 4 9:27 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 3
    NEW JERSEY 4
    3RD PRD: PHI - DANIEL BRIERE 2 (SIMON GAGNE, ARRON ASHAM) 16:27

    Flyers 3, Devils 4  3rd - 3:33Oct 4 9:24 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 2
    NEW JERSEY 4
    3RD PRD: NJD - (SH) JOHN MADDEN 1 (UNASSISTED) 13:48

    Flyers 2, Devils 4  3rd - 6:12Oct 4 9:18 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    NEW JERSEY 3
    3RD PRD: PHI - (PP) MIKE RICHARDS 5 (DANIEL BRIERE) 9:06

    Flyers 2, Devils 3  3rd - 10:54Oct 4 9:12 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 1
    NEW JERSEY 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - (PP) BOBBY HOLIK 1 (BRIAN ROLSTON, JAMIE
    LANGENBRUNNER) 13:00
    PHI - (PP) SIMON GAGNE 1 (MIKE RICHARDS, DANIEL BRIERE)
    17:21
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) BRIAN ROLSTON 1 (PATRIK ELIAS, BRIAN GIONTA)
    10:06


    Oct 4 8:36 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 1
    NEW JERSEY 3
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) DAVID CLARKSON 1 (ZACH PARISE, JAMIE
    LANGENBRUNNER) 19:56

    Flyers 1, Devils 3  2nd - 0:04Oct 4 8:36 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    NEW JERSEY 2
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) BRIAN ROLSTON 1 (PATRIK ELIAS, BRIAN GIONTA) 10:06

    Flyers 1, Devils 2  2nd - 9:54Oct 4 8:18 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1
    NEW JERSEY 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - (PP) BOBBY HOLIK 1 (BRIAN ROLSTON, JAMIE
    LANGENBRUNNER) 13:00
    PHI - (PP) SIMON GAGNE 1 (MIKE RICHARDS, DANIEL BRIERE)
    17:21
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI

    Oct 4 7:42 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    NEW JERSEY 1
    1ST PRD: PHI - (PP) SIMON GAGNE 1 (MIKE RICHARDS, DANIEL BRIERE) 17:21

    Flyers 1, Devils 1  1st - 2:39Oct 4 7:42 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 0
    NEW JERSEY 1
    1ST PRD: NJD - (PP) BOBBY HOLIK 1 (BRIAN ROLSTON, JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER)
    13:00 (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Flyers 0, Devils 1  1st - 7:00Oct 4 7:31 PM