King's late goal gives Islanders 4-3 win over Devils

November 15, 1991

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Derek King scored on a breakaway with 2 minutes, 32 seconds left, to give the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night.

The victory ended an 0-6-1 road streak for the Islanders and broke a three-game overall losing streak.

"We haven't had many good things happen," Islanders coach Al Arbour said. "Tonight something good finally happened."

King made it happen by making a great move on defenseman Viacheslav Fetisov at the blue line. It allowed him to break into the zone and then beat goalie Chris Terreri between the legs to hand the Devils only their second home loss in nine games this season.

"I made a little move on the defenseman and burned him," King said. "I wasn't sure what to do. Here I am on this breakawy. I was going for the five hole [between the pads]. I think he squeezed it with his pads, but when he fell back, his legs opened and it trickled by."

Terreri was not that upset by King's goal as much as by the Devils' lackluster play in the opening period when they fell behind 3-1.

"We didn't deserve to win after the way we played in the first period," Terreri said. "It's hard to battle back in this league. It's just too much to ask."

NY Islanders..... 3... 0... 1... --... 4

New Jersey....... 1... 1... 1... --... 3

First period--1, New Jersey, Todd 7 (Kasatonov, Poddubny), 4:37 (pp). 2, New York, Hogue 5 (Krupp), 9:35. 3, New York, Ferraro 5 (Hogue, Flatley), 12:51. 4, New York, Flatley 4 (Ferraro, Hogue), 18:53.

Second period--5, New Jersey, Todd 8 (Driver, Poddubny), 7:49.

Third period--6, New Jersey, Stastny 10 (Kasatonov, Stevens), 12:59 (pp). 7, New York, King 12 (Turgeon, Krupp), 17:28.

Shots on goal--New York 14-8-6--28. New Jersey 7-10-13--30. Power-play opportunities--New York 0 of 4; New Jersey 2 of 6. Goalies--New York, Weeks, 1-1-0 (30 shots-27 saves). New Jersey, Terreri, 10-8-0 (28-24). A--10,438.

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