Parise posts goal and assist to lead Devils to 2-1 preseason win over Islanders

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP)—Zach Parise had a goal and an assist on the power play to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 preseason victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

Dainius Zubrus scored the other goal for the Devils, who had a 20-save effort from Martin Brodeur.

Wade Dubielewicz, the backup to Rick DiPietro, stopped 37 shots for the Islanders.

Parise, stationed at the post to Dubielewicz’s left, scored the winning goal during a 5-on-3 advantage with 3:44 remaining in the second. Andy Greene’s point shot hit that post, and the puck bounced right to Parise for a tap-in goal.

The Islanders (2-4-2) scored first when Chris Simon, behind the net, slipped the puck to Kip Brennan in front. Veteran NHL defenseman Bryan Berard, on a tryout with the Islanders, also assisted.

New Jersey (4-2) answered on the power play with 1:34 remaining in the first. Parise went behind the net and fed the puck on his backhand to Zubrus at the right post, who hit the open side of the net.

The teams played in the home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders’ AHL affiliate. Seven players in New York’s lineup, including Dubielewicz, were former Sound Tigers.

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