Sat, Apr 07, 2007 - Page 18 News List

Brodeur wins, ties record

AP , PHILADELPHIA

Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff stops a shot by San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski in their NHL game in San Jose, California, on Thursday. The Sharks won 4-3.

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Martin Brodeur surpassed Bernie Parent, Philadelphia's stalwart Stanley Cup-winning goalie, for wins in a season with 48 and the New Jersey Devils clinched the Atlantic Division title with a 3-2 win over the Flyers on Thursday.

Jim Dowd put in a short-handed goal midway through the third period to lift the Devils to their franchise-record 49th win of the season, surpassing the mark set in 1998 and 2001. They won their fourth straight game and second since general manager Lou Lamoriello fired Claude Julien and took his place behind the bench.

Sharks 4, Flames 3

At San Jose, California, Milan Michalek and Mark Bell scored within 1:40 of each other to help San Jose past Calgary.

Sabres 4, Bruins 2

At Buffalo, New York, Thomas Vanek scored twice and Buffalo matched a franchise record by beating Boston for its 52nd win.

Blackhawks 3, Red Wings 2, SO

At Chicago, Patrick Sharp and Jason Williams scored in the shootout to lift Chicago.

Rangers 3, Canadiens 1

At New York, Jaromir Jagr reached the 30-goal mark for the 15th season and added an assist to carry New York to a win over Montreal.

Islanders 5, Maple Leafs 2

At Uniondale, New York, Jason Blake, Arron Asham and Miroslav Satan scored during the third period to preserve New York's playoff hopes with a much-needed victory over Toronto.

Penguins 3, Senators 2

At Ottawa, Maxime Talbot scored with 9.8 seconds remaining to lift Pittsburgh over Ottawa.

Blue Jackets 2, Stars 1, OT

At Columbus, Ohio, Rick Nash scored 1:04 into overtime and Columbus rallied to beat Dallas and snap a four-game losing streak.

Wild 3, Oilers 0

At St. Paul, Minnesota, Niklas Backstrom shut out Edmonton, Marian Gaborik scored his 30th goal and Minnesota preserved slim hopes of winning the Northwest Division title.

Predators 4, Blues 1

At Nashville, Tennessee, David Legwand scored two goals, Paul Kariya notched his 500th NHL assist and Nashville snapped a three-game skid by beating St. Louis.

Avalanche 3, Canucks 1

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Milan Hejduk scored three goals -- including two 4 minutes apart in the third period -- to help Colorado preserve its slim playoff hopes with a victory over Vancouver.

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