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Brodeur's seventh shutout lifts Devils past Montreal


Martin Brodeur made 28 saves for his NHL-leading seventh shutout of the season and Brian Gionta scored twice, lifting the New Jersey Devils over the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Sunday.

Brodeur, who leads the league with 25 wins, is third in career shutouts with 87. He trails George Hainsworth (94) and Terry Sawchuck (103).

Gionta, who scored late in the first to put New Jersey up 2-0, got his second of the game -- his team-leading 19th -- on a power-play 12:47 into the third.

Mike Rupp scored his third goal 2:21 in, and Scott Gomez and Brian Rafalski each had two assists for the Devils, who have won three in a row.

Montreal lost three in a row for the first time this season.

Senators 6, Flyers 1

At Ottawa, Dany Heatley had two goals and an assist, and linemate Daniel Alfredsson added a goal and two assists in Ottawa's victory over Philadelphia.

The third member of that line, Chris Kelly, had a goal and an assist to help the Senators win for the sixth time in their last eight games. Rookie Josh Hennessy added his first NHL goal, and Joe Corvo also scored.

Antero Niittymaki made 37 saves for Philadelphia in his 11th straight loss.

Coyotes 4, Blackhawks 2

At Chicago, Jeremy Roenick had a goal and an assist and Phoenix won a season-high sixth straight game.

Michael Zigomanis, Fredrik Sjostrom and Oleg Saprykin also scored for Phoenix, was 2-for-5 on the power play against Chicago.

Lightning 3, Penguins 2, SO

At Pittsburgh, Martin St. Louis put a backhander between Marc-Andre Fleury's pads in a shootout and Tampa Bay shook off a remarkable goal by Sidney Crosby to beat Pittsburgh.

Fleury stopped Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier to start the shootout, but St. Louis skated down the slot and faked out Fleury by going to his backhand and then slipping the puck between the goalie's legs. Crosby had a chance to send the shootout to another round but, like Eric Christensen and Evgeni Maklkin before him, couldn't get the puck past Johan Holmqvist.

Holmqvist has stopped all 10 skaters he has faced in shootouts this season.

Ducks 4, Red Wings 2

At Anaheim, California, Bjorn Melin scored in his NHL debut and Anaheim also got goals from Travis Moen and Ryan Getzlaf to beat Detroit, ending a four-game losing streak.

Ilya Bryzgalov, making his third consecutive start in net because of Jean-Sebastien Giguere's groin injury, made 33 saves to help send Detroit to its third straight loss. Rob Niedermayer added an empty-net goal with 4.1 seconds left.

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