After a slow start to the season under new coach John Hynes, the New Jersey Devils are finding ways to win.
The Devils earned their sixth win in seven games, getting goals from Mike Cammalleri and Jacob Josefson in the shootout to beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday.
This was not a textbook win. New Jersey squandered a 2-0 first-period lead, did little in the final 40 minutes of regulation despite the Islanders being without an ill John Tavares and prevailed because goaltender Cory Schneider came up big.
Schneider also had big saves, with the best being a glove stop on Kyle Okposo late in the third period. He also had one on Frans Nielsen in the overtime with a little help from defenseman Damon Severson, who got the puck away from the goal line.
John Moore and Bobby Farnham each scored their first goal of the season New Jersey, which lost all four games to the Islanders last season.
Anders Lee and Nielsen scored in regulation for New York, which dominated the final two periods.
Nielson scored for New York's first attempt in the shootout. Schneider stopped Okposo and Kyle Clutterbuck and Josh Bailey hit the post.
After Adam Henrique was stopped by Jaroslav Halak, Josefson scored. Lee Stempniak hit the crossbar on the third attempt and Cammalleri ended it with his backhander.