Islanders Snap 14 Game Losing Streak

In what has been a lost season the New York Islanders finally have something to feel good about when on Saturday they snapped an ugly 14 game losing streak at home against the New Jersey Devils. After a promising start to the season New York who have been decimated with injuries quickly fell out of the playoff race and entered Saturday’s game one loss shy of their franchise record of 15 set in 1999. Staring for the Islanders against New Jersey was goallie Rick DiPietro who saved all 29 shots in what was a 2-0 win. “It’s like a big weight was taken off our shoulders,” Islanders center John Tavares said. “It was a great job by the penalty killers, and a great job by Ricky.” Scoring for the Islanders were forwards Rob Schremp and Jesse Joensuu. This game marked a special milestone for Jack Capuano who gained his first NHL win. Since taking over from Scott Gordon he has registered a 0-2-2 record heading into Saturday’s contest. “I was happy for the guys,” Capuano said. “We’ve worked very hard lately, and it’s nice to get rewarded.”

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