Devils Can't Get Their Due

New Jersey blanked for fifth time this season by DiPietro, Isles 1-0
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2007 10:22 PM CST
New York Islanders' Tim Jackman, left, takes a punch to the nose from New Jersey Devils' David Clarkson during the first period of the Islanders' 1-0 win in Newark, N.J., Friday, Nov. 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Rich...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Devils GM Lou Lamoriello isn't used to the view from the bottom of the Atlantic Division -- which is where his team sits after a 1-0 home loss to the New York Islanders tonight. Josef Vasicek scored the game's lone goal, shorthanded, as future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur failed for the third time to win his 500th career game.

Devils coach Brent Sutter's special teams tweaks offered little spark, as defenseman Mike Mottau's stumble during a second-period power play directly led to Vasicek's goal. Lamoriello, never one to stand pat, is likely on the prowl for a forward, reports the Star-Ledger. The Devils dropped to 0-4-2 this season against the Rangers and Islanders.