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New Jersey Devils prove too hot for Pittsburgh Penguins

AP, NEWARK, New Jersey

The New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to four games by beating Pittsburgh 3-1 on Saturday, ending the Penguins’ own five-game streak.

Adam Henrique and Bobby Butler scored power-play goals 2 minutes, 12 seconds apart in the third period for the Devils, who celebrated ageless goaltender Martin Brodeur’s 1,200th NHL game.

Elsewhere, Anaheim rookie Viktor Fasth became the first goalie in eight years to win his first five starts as the Ducks edged St Louis in a shootout, Phoenix also won after a shootout to beat San Jose, Toronto routed Canadian rivals Montreal and one goal was enough for Winnipeg to win at Ottawa.

New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk assisted on the late goals and defenseman Andy Greene had two assists.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had a six-game point streak snapped, his longest since 2010.

Anaheim’s Fasth stopped three of six attempts in the shootout as the Ducks downed the St Louis Blues 6-5.

Bobby Ryan had two goals and two assists for Anaheim, while David Backes had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have dropped four straight.

Phoenix goalie Mike Smith made 33 saves through overtime and then turned aside two more shots in the shootout to carry the Coyotes past the San Jose Sharks 1-0.

Mikkel Boedker and Radium Vrbata both netted shootout goals for Phoenix.

The Toronto Maple Leafs made the most of their chances to win 6-0, despite being outshot 37-28 by the Montreal Canadiens.

James Reimer made 37 saves, while Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists for Toronto, who have a 6-1 record in road games.

Winnipeg’s Al Montoya made 33 saves and Alex Ponikarovsky scored the only goal in the Jets’ 1-0 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Ponikarovsky broke the scoreless deadlock 5:57 into the third period and gave Winnipeg their first road win in four attempts.

The Minnesota Wild ended a three-game losing skid with a 2-1 overtime win over the Nashville Predators.

Devin Setoguchi’s power-play goal at 4:21 of overtime sealed the win and gave him his first goal of the season.

Nashville had a four-game winning streak broken.

Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall broke a third-period tie, while Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist as the Red Wings edged the Edmonton Oilers 2-1.

Vancouver rookie Jordan Schroeder scored his first two NHL goals and Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots as the Canucks rallied to defeat the Calgary Flames 5-1 and notch a fifth consecutive victory.

Philadelphia’s Danny Briere scored 1:47 into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Buffalo Sabres had a 3-2 win at the New York Islanders, the Washington Capitals earned a much-needed win by beating the Florida Panthers 5-0, while the game between the Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning was postponed because of a blizzard.

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