Brodeur earns shutout as Devils down New Jersey


Sat, Nov 09, 2013 - Page 19

Martin Brodeur stopped 22 shots, and Adam Henrique and Cam Janssen each scored goals to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Jaromir Jagr added an empty-netter with 1.3 seconds left.

Brodeur was never seriously challenged against the NHL’s weakest offense and posted his 122nd career shutout.

The Flyers have scored two goals in their last four games and have twice been shutout over that span.

The anemic Devils have not been much better. They were blanked in their last two games, snapping the scoreless drought on Henrique’s goal only 1:57 into the game.

Janssen scored in the third period.

Meanwhile Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist and Roberto Luongo made 22 saves to help Vancouver snap a nine-game losing streak to San Jose in a 4-2 victory.

Brad Richardson, Mike Santorelli and Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks, who had lost all five regular season meetings between the teams the past two seasons and were swept by San Jose in the first round of the playoffs last spring.

Joe Thornton and Mike Brown scored for the Sharks, who lost their fourth straight game, but just the second in regulation all season.

Antti Niemi allowed four goals on 12 shots before being replaced early in the second period as the Canucks controlled the play for much of the first 40 minutes and weathered a strong push from San Jose in the third.

In Los Angeles, Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar scored power-play goals, and Jonathan Quick earned his first shutout of the season in the Kings’ 2-0 victory over Buffalo.

Richards had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who returned from a four-day schedule break with their ninth victory in 13 games. Quick made 19 saves, including a handful of exceptional stops in his 26th career shutout.

Jhonas Enroth stopped 26 shots for the NHL-worst Sabres (3-14-1), who could not follow up their stunning win at San Jose with another surprise on their three-game California road trip.

Meanwhile, in Boston Tuukka Rask made 23 saves as the Bruins beat the Panthers 4-1.

Rask improved to 9-1 against Florida in helping Boston win for the third time in their past seven home games. The Bruins have won five straight and seven of their last eight against the Panthers.

Florida have lost 10 of their past 11 games and are on their longest skid (0-3-4) since a 10-game slide in April 2011.

David Krejci gave Boston a 1-0 lead when his shot from the blue line beat Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen at 7:17 of the second period.

Brad Marchand had the winner on a wrist shot 4:09 into the third period.

In other NHL games it was:

‧ Blues 3, Flames 2

‧ Stars 4, Red Wings 3, OT

‧ Senators 4, Canadiens 1

‧ Capitals 3, Wild 2

‧ Hurricanes 1, Islanders 0

‧ Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2

‧ Lightning 4, Oilers 2