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Brodeur shines as Devils surge past Philadelphia

AP , EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY

Jeff Carter, right, of the Philadelphia Flyers is pinned against the boards by Viktor Kozlov of the New Jersey Devils during their game on Monday in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

PHOTO: AFP

Martin Brodeur made 22 saves for his 77th NHL career shutout, and Zach Parise, Jamie Langenbrunner and Scott Gomez scored in the resurgent New Jersey Devils' 3-0 victory over Philadelphia on Monday.

Brodeur, in his 13th season with New Jersey, broke a tie with former Chicago star Tony Esposito for seventh place on the NHL's career shutout list and moved two ahead of Toronto's Ed Belfour for first place among active goalies.

Brodeur, who beat Florida 3-0 on Jan. 3 for this first shutout of the season, helped the Devils win their fourth consecutive game, their longest winning streak of the season. Before the streak, the Devils had lost 11 of 14 games.

New Jersey has also improved to 6-5 since president and manager Lou Lamoriello stepped behind the bench as interim coach following Larry Robinson's resignation.

Philadelphia dropped to 7-2 on its team-record 11-game trip. The Atlantic Division-leading Flyers had earned at least a point in 17 of their previous 19 games and had not lost in regulation since falling to Vancouver on Dec. 15.

Stars 2, Wild 1

At St. Paul, Minnesota, Philippe Boucher's goal midway through the second period gave Johan Hedberg and Dallas another come-from-behind victory.

Jere Lehtinen also scored, 65 seconds into the middle frame, against Manny Fernandez to end the Minnesota goalie's winning streak at six consecutive starts.

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