12/15 21:21 CST Brian Boyle scores twice to help Devils beat Stars 5-2.
Brian Boyle scores twice to help Devils beat Stars 5-2.
By MATT SUGAM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) --- Brian Boyle broke a tie with his 100th career goal and
added an empty-netter and an assist to help the New Jersey Devils beat the
Dallas Stars 5-2 on Friday night.
Steven Santini, Blake Coleman and Nick Lappin also scored for the Devils, and
Corey Schneider made 28 saves.
Martin Hanzal and Alexander Radulov scored for Dallas.
Midway through Stephen Johns' double-minor for high-sticking, Devils fans booed
the team's power-play effort. Boyle responded by knocking in a rebound from the
crease off of Will Butcher's shot to give the Devils a 3-2 lead with 3:21 left
in the period.
Boyle assisted on Lappin's goal midway through the third period and completed
the scoring with the empty-net goal.
NOTES: Devils F Taylor Hall (knee contusion), F Marcus Johansson (ankle bruise)
and F Kyle Palmieri (broken right foot) all skated Friday. It's the first time
on the ice for Hall and Johansson since their injuries. Coach John Hynes hopes
they will skate Saturday, practice with the team on Sunday and see about
playing Monday night. ... The Stars couldn't complete the sweep of the
metropolitan-area teams this week after beating the Islanders and Rangers.
Stars: Dallas wraps up its four-game road at Philadelphia on Saturday night.
Devils: New Jersey has the weekend off before hosting Anaheim on Monday night.
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