About Denis GormanHPT's Atlantic Division beat writer, Denis Gorman is based in New York City. He covers the Rangers, Islanders and Devils for Metro Newspaper and writes NHL freelance stories for Yahoo Sports.
A lifelong hockey fan, Denis is always willing to talk about the greatest sport the world has ever known.
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|Devils foiled by Lightning, 'computers'|
|Written by Denis Gorman|
|Sunday, 17 January 2010 00:00|
Atlantic Division notebook:
Call it a PSE&G power failure.
Midway through the second period of Friday night’s Lightning-Devils game at The Prudential Center, a power failure caused the finish of the game to be postponed until Sunday afternoon. “It doesn't look like anything blew. It's the controls. Yeah, computers. Isn't it always computers?" an unnamed technician told The New York Post.
The newspaper quoted Devils GM Lou Lamoriello as having explained “We tried our darndest to get this game in tonight. We waited as long as we could. Even longer,” and “I'm talking hours,” about the organization’s willingness to finish the match.
The Canadian Press reported on Saturday that “a circuit breaker went down,” and that both organizations agreed to finish the game Sunday night. The Devils, who trailed 3-0 at the time of the power failure, lost the game, 4-2.
In other Devils news:
Martin Brodeur set a career high with 51 saves in a 1-0 shootout win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. Patrik Elias scored the lone goal in the shootout. … Brodeur has made 23 consecutive starts and played in 41 of 44 games. … The New York Post examined the Devils’ struggles against the Western Conference, against whom they are 4-4. … Devils' captain Jamie Langenbrunner was named captain of the USA Men’s Olympic Hockey Team on Monday. Devils teammate Zach Parise was named one of the alternate captains.
NEW YORK RANGERS
G Rick DiPietro returned last week. Now the Islanders have three goaltenders and two spots. The New York Post reported on Tuesday that coach Scott Gordon is content to have Dwayne Roloson and DiPietro split time “for the short term.” The newspaper also quoted GM Garth Snow as having said “there's no rush from my standpoint. Marty's body of work speaks for itself. People know what he's capable of," as it pertains to a possible trade of Martin Biron. … John Tavares suffered an elbow to the head from Coyotes’ defenseman Ed Jovanovski in the Islanders’ 5-4 win in Phoenix Saturday night. The league announced Monday that it had suspended Jovanovski for two games. … The Islanders dominated the Red Wings at The Coliseum, winning 6-0 Tuesday night. … The Post reported Thursday that the Islanders could be in the mix for Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk.
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|Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2010 10:50|