Devils' Brodeur scores rare goal, makes 17 saves

RALEIGH, N.C. — Martin Brodeur scored his third career goal and made 17 saves in his first game in a month, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Brodeur had been out since Feb. 21 with a pinched nerve in his upper back and neck. Peter Harrold, Adam Henrique and Andrei Loktionov also scored to help the Devils snap a three-game losing streak.

Jeff Skinner had the Hurricanes' lone goal while Dan Ellis made 19 saves in Carolina's fifth consecutive loss.

Brodeur got credit for the game's first goal when Carolina's Jordan Staal passed the puck back to the point from behind the net after a delayed penalty call against New Jersey's Marek Zidlicky.

The pass missed intended target Tim Gleason and bounced off the boards near center ice. Ellis had already skated toward the bench because of the delayed penalty and couldn't get back in time to prevent the puck from sliding into the net.

Because he was the last Devils player to touch the puck, Brodeur got credit for the score. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Brodeur is the first goalie to score a power-play goal since Evgeni Nabokov for San Jose in 2002.

Stars 2, Kings 0

At Los Angeles, Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney scored 4:22 apart in the third period, lifting Dallas to its fourth straight win at Staples Center.

The 41-year-old Jagr and 40-year-old Whitney scored in the same game for the second time this season.

Panthers 3, Rangers 1

At New York, Jacob Markstrom made 44 saves and just missed his first NHL shutout, helping the cellar-dwelling Panthers get the win against the playoff-hopeful Rangers.

Bruins 2, Senators 1

At Ottawa, Dennis Seidenberg scored with 1:04 left to lead the Bruins to the victory.

Patrice Bergeron won a faceoff in the offensive zone back to Zdeno Chara, and the Boston captain fed Seidenberg. He shot it past goalie Robin Lehner through a maze of players.

Canucks 2, Coyotes 1

At Glendale, Ariz., Jordan Schroeder scored midway through the third period, Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots and the Canucks grinded out a road win.

Capitals 4, Jets 0

At Winnipeg, Manitoba, Braden Holtby made 20 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and two assists for the Capitals.

Canadiens 5, Islanders 2

At Uniondale, N.Y., Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal 48 seconds into the third period, P.K. Subban added two more and the Canadiens beat the Islanders for the first time in three tries this season.

Sabres 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO

At Buffalo, N.Y., Steve Ott scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of the shootout, helping Buffalo rally for the win.

Predators 5, Flames 3

At Nashville, Tenn., Mike Fisher scored two goals and Nashville snapped a four-game losing streak.

Martin Erat, Nick Spaling, and Brandon Yip had the other goals for the Predators, and Pekka Rinne made 19 saves.


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