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NHL: Brodeur gets 500th win in Philadelphia

BENCHMARK At Pittsburgh, Jason Strudwick scored on a 2-on-1 break in overtime against New York, while the King's Bryzgalov posted 28 saves against Phoenix


New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur, left, braces himself as teammate Johnny Oduya checks New York Islanders' Mike Comrie into Brodeur during the first period of their NHL hockey game at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday.


Martin Brodeur joined Patrick Roy as the only goalies in the NHL's 500-win club, when he stopped 26 shots in the New Jersey Devils' 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Brodeur, who failed in his first three attempts at the coveted mark, improved to 500-105-273. He set the single-season record for victories in Philadelphia last season and he improved to 12-1-1 in his last 14 starts against the Flyers, including a 2-1 mark this season.

Brodeur was backed by two goals scored 2:43 apart in the first period and two more in a 32-second span in the third that turned this one into a rout.

Flyers backup goalie Antero Niittymaki allowed two goals on New Jersey's only two shots of the third period.

Coyotes 1, Kings 0

At Los Angeles, Ilya Bryzgalov posted his third career shutout with 28 saves just hours after joining his new Phoenix teammates, Shane Doan had a power-play goal and the Coyotes beat Los Angeles to snap a three-game losing streak.

The Coyotes claimed Bryzgalov off waivers earlier in the day from the Anaheim Ducks.

This was the first time the Kings were blanked at home since April last year.

Rangers 4, Penguins 3, OT

At Pittsburgh, Jason Strudwick scored on a 2-on-1 break with fellow defenseman Paul Mara in overtime and New York rallied from two goals down, then withstood a late Pittsburgh goal to earn its fifth straight victory.

Strudwick, who didn't have a point in 13 games, won it 1:40 into the extra session.

The Penguins had been held to a single shot in the third period before Petr Sykora tied it with about 5 minutes remaining. Evgeni Malkin's 20th assist gave him at least one point in 13 consecutive games.

The Rangers, who got all their goals from defensemen, swept a four-game road trip -- winning three times after regulation.

Canadiens 7, Bruins 4

At Montreal, Guillaume Latendresse scored late in the second period to give Montreal its fourth lead, while Roman Hamrlik, Mike Komisarek and Alex Kovalev added goals in the third period to lift the Canadiens over Boston.

Saku Koivu, Tom Kostopoulos and Andrei Kostitsyn all scored to give Montreal its first three one-goal leads.

Glen Murray, Zdeno Chara and Marco Sturm answered for the Bruins.

Rookie Carey Price stopped 32 shots for the Canadiens. Tim Thomas made 45 saves for the Bruins.

Hurricanes 2, Panthers 1

At Raleigh, North Carolina, Rod Brind'Amour scored two goals, including one allowed after a video review, and Carolina rebounded from its first home shutout of the season and beat Florida.

Cam Ward stopped 27 shots, setting up the Panthers' sixth loss in eight games.

Florida got to 2-1 at 13:59 of the third period on Nathan Horton's seventh goal.

Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 3

At Detroit, Patrick Sharp scored three times and Rene Bourque added two short-handed goals and an assist in Chicago's win over Detroit.

It was Chicago's fourth straight victory over the Red Wings this season.

The Blackhawks tied a team record with three short-handed goals, and Detroit tied its record by allowing three. Nikolai Khabibulin made 39 saves.

Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom each had a goal and an assist for Detroit, and Brian Rafalski also scored. Dominik Hasek stopped 12 shots.

In other games, it was: Maple Leafs 3, Senators 0; Blues 3, Predators 2 SO; Flames 3, Oilers 1; Ducks 2, Sharks 1, SO.

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