NEWARK, N.J. - Brian Rolston has a simple explanation for the upswing in his game: the return of Patrik Elias.

Rolston and Elias each had two goals and two assists, and Martin Brodeur made 22 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 6-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Elias missed the first 13 games of the season with a groin injury. He has played in 10 games since then, picking up three goals and seven assists. He also has helped revive Rolston, who has four goals in his past four games after scoring only four in the first 19.

"It's chemistry," Rolston said. "It makes a huge difference. Patrik is a guy looking for other players all the time. I've never been a guy who can make a ton of plays like Patrik can. I'm more of a guy that can find areas and get the puck on the net. Patrik finds me -- it's huge."

Elias sees the difference in Rolston.

"He's been playing better the last four or five games," Elias said. "We can be even better. We're talking to each other about what we want to do out there. He's a shooter, so I try to give him opportunities to get the shots off."

Mike Mottau and Zach Parise had the other New Jersey goals, with Parise extending his career-high point scoring streak to 10 games. Brodeur was back in net one day after setting a record for minutes played by a goaltender.

The Devils extended their home-ice winning streak to six.

Richard Park scored the Islanders' goal, beating Brodeur with a shot from above the right circle at 11:18.