NEW JERSEY 4 ISLANDERS 2 (F)Reich suffers broken wrist; Rechlicz: 3 fights

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9:28 – Final.

9:19 – Rechlicz takes his third fighting major, pushes Colin White as he leaves the ice with game misconduct.

9:15 – Brendan Shanahan makes it 4-2 off a feed from Bergfors.

8:37 – Parise to Zajac makes it 3-2 with two minutes left in the second.

8:30 – Streit and Rolston PP goals make it 2-2. Dwayne Roloson throws a punch.

8:12 – Devils tie it up on a goal by You-Know-Who.

8:06 – Jack Hillen power play goal early second gives Islanders 1-0 lead. Matt Moulson picks up his 5th assist of the preseason.

8:00 pm – Fourth line challenger Jeremy Reich broke his wrist in a first period fight.


Early contender for Tweet of the season by Katie Strang: “(Rechlicz) has definitely shown he can take a punch.”


Here’s the Islanders’ lineup for tonight’s preseason tilt in New Jersey. The D is set. It’s only a question of whether they sign and keep Calvin de Haan (out with groin strain) for the start of the season. Matt Moulson has been the good surprise of camp. He will likely stick. Most other decisions at forward revolve around the availability of Kyle Okposo, Trent Hunter and Doug Weight for Saturday’s season opener. The addition of Rob Schremp is not good news for Greg Moore.


The game can be heard with Devils announcers Matt Loughlin and Sherry Ross calling the action on With de Haan out, this game has few storylines for Islanders fans to follow. Besides Moulson, bubble players are merely playing to be injury replacements for Saturday.


Bergenheim – Tavares – Moulson

Tambellini – Bailey – Sim

Smith – Moore – Comeau

Reich – Marcinko – Rechlicz


Streit – Martinek

Witt – Hillen

Sutton – Meyer