Brodeur, Devils shut down Rangers

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New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur catches a shot by New York center Artem Anisimov during the first period. Brodeur made 30 saves in the 117th shutout of his career.  RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS
RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS
New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur catches a shot by New York center Artem Anisimov during the first period. Brodeur made 30 saves in the 117th shutout of his career.

NEW YORK — Martin Brodeur stopped 30 shots for his first shutout of the season and the record 117th of his NHL career, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 1-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive win.

David Clarkson gave the Rangers all the offense they needed with a first-period, power-play goal.

CAPITALS 4, PANTHERS 0

In Washington, Mathieu Perreault scored with 13 seconds elapsed, Alex Ovechkin had two goals and Washington beat Florida to take over first place in the Southeast Division.

Former Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun stopped 42 shots in his fourth shutout of the season, the second against Florida.

Jason Chimera contributed a goal and an assist to help the Capitals supplant the Panthers atop the division. Washington has 60 points and Florida is at 59 with a game in hand.

BLUE JACKETS 3, WILD 1

In Columbus, Ohio, rookie defenseman David Savard scored his first career goal and added an assist to lift the Blue Jackets past Minnesota and give Columbus’ Todd Richards a win in his first game as coach against his former team.

CANUCKS 4, PREDATORS 3

In Nashville, Tenn., Alex Edler scored in the sixth round of a shootout, and Vancouver beat Nashville for its fifth win in six games.

CANADIENS 3, PENGUINS 2 (SO)

In Montreal, Tomas Plekanec scored on Montreal’s eighth attempt in the shootout to lead the Canadiens over Pittsburgh.

Carey Price made 32 saves during regulation and then stopped six of eight Pittsburgh shooters in the tiebreaker.

ISLANDERS 1, FLYERS 0 (SO)

In Philadelphia, Evgeni Nabokov made 45 saves and Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored on Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout, helping New York beat Philadelphia.

BLUES 3, SENATORS 1

In Ottawa, David Perron scored twice and Brian Elliott made 28 saves in his regular-season return to Ottawa as St. Louis handed the Senators their seventh consecutive loss.

KINGS 3, LIGHTNING 1

In Tampa, Fla., Kyle Clifford and Dustin Penner had second-period goals to lead Los Angeles past Tampa Bay.

COYOTES 4, STARS 1

In Dallas, Radim Vrbata scored his 25th goal, former Dallas backup Mike Smith made 28 saves and Phoenix improved their playoff positioning with a win over the Stars.

JETS 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bryan Little scored the go-ahead in the second period and Winnipeg earned a win over Toronto.

Winnipeg has 56 points, winning its first home game after a 2-4 road trip.


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