BUFFALO, N.Y. — Patrik Elias had a goal and assist, Martin Brodeur made 29 saves, and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in his return from a groin injury in the New Jersey Devils’ 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
Playing in his fourth game since a shoulder injury forced him to miss six, Brodeur’s best save came with 6 minutes left in the second period when he snagged Jason Pominville’s shot from point-blank range with his glove.
Brodeur has allowed 10 goals since his return.
Zach Parise, Mark Fayne, and David Clarkson also scored for the Devils (9-7-1), who won for the second time in three games. New Jersey lost 4-3 at Boston on Tuesday.
CANADIENS 4, HURRICANES 0
In Montreal, Carey Price made 25 saves for his first shutout of the season and P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist to lead Montreal to a win over Carolina.
Price, who earned a secondary assist on Michael Cammalleri’s goal 7:15 in, recorded his first regular-season shutout since March 12.
It was his 13th NHL blanking.
Yannick Weber and Travis Moen also scored for Montreal (8-7-3), and Tomas Plekanec had two assists. The Canadiens are 7-2-1 in their past 10 games.
Cam Ward stopped 32 shots for Carolina, which lost 5-3 to Philadelphia on Monday.