New Jersey Devils tie seris with Florida

New Jersey Devils 4, Florida Panthers 0

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NEWARK, N.J. — Martin Brodeur bounced back from his shortest postseason performance with a record-setting 24th Stanley Cup playoff shutout, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-0 victory over the Florida Panthers Thursday night, tying their first-round series at 2-all.

New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur had 24 saves in his 24th Stanley Cup playoff shutout. It tied the series with Florida at 2-2.  JULIO CORTEZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
JULIO CORTEZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur had 24 saves in his 24th Stanley Cup playoff shutout. It tied the series with Florida at 2-2.

Brodeur made 26 saves in taking over sole possession of the postseason shutout mark from Patrick Roy. The 39-year-old goaltender also added his second assist of the series, giving him 10 for his career, four behind all-time leader Grant Fuhr.

The effort came two days after Brodeur was lifted after giving up three goals in 22:18 in a 4-3 loss.

CAPITALS 2, BRUINS 1

In Washington, playoff rookie Braden Holtby followed a shaky outing with a superb one by making 44 saves, and Alexander Semin scored the go-ahead goal, leading Washington to a victory over the reigning Stanley Cup champions that tied the series at two games apiece.

Marcus Johansson put the puck past Tim Thomas less than 11/2 minutes after the opening faceoff, but Boston’s Rich Peverley tied it later in the first period. Semin put Washington ahead for good with 1:17 left in the second on a power-play goal.

COYOTES 3, BLACKHAWKS 2 (OT)

In Chicago, Mikkel Boedker scored in overtime for the second consecutive game and Phoenix beat Chicago to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.

Boedker skated ahead of defenseman Nick Leddy and shoveled the puck under goalie Corey Crawford at 2:15 in the fourth game in a row that has gone to overtime.

Michael Frolik’s tap-in from the left side with 1:26 left in regulation tied it and marked the third time in four games the Blackhawks rallied to force overtime after pulling Crawford for an extra attacker.


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