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Brodeur blanks Pens again

Brodeur blanks Pens again

Martin Brodeur made 32 saves for his second straight shutout against Pittsburgh and record 105th overall, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 2-0 victory over the Penguins in the NHL on Wednesday.
Selected to the Canadian Olympic team Wednesday, Brodeur broke a tie with Terry Sawchuk for the NHL shutout record in his previous start against the Penguins, a 4-0 victory in Pittsburgh on Dec. 21.
Niclas Bergfors and Jamie Langenbrunner scored for the Devils, 4-0 against the Penguins this season. New Jersey has won 14 of its last 17 games overall.
Bruins 4, Thrashers 0
At Boston, Byron Bitz tipped in a shot to start Boston's three-goal first period, and Tuukka Rask made 18 saves for the Bruins in their final game before the outdoor Winter Classic at Fenway Park.
The Bruins won for the fourth time in five games heading into the NHL's annual New Year's Day game on Friday against Philadelphia. Marco Sturm, Steve Begin and Patrice Bergeron also scored for Boston.
Flyers 6, Rangers 0
At New York, Simon Gagne scored three goals and added an assist, and Michael Leighton made 22 saves to help Philadelphia stretch its winning streak to four games.
Former Rangers forward Blair Betts scored 54 seconds into his return to Madison Square Garden, and Danny Briere and Claude Giroux took advantage of New York turnovers to push the Flyers' lead to 3-0 in the first period. Philadelphia is 4-0 on its six-game trip that will continue Friday in the Winter Classic at Fenway Park.
Avalanche 4, Senators 3
At Ottawa, Ryan O'Reilly scored the winning goal early in the third period, and Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots as Colorado edged Ottawa.
Matt Duchene, Kyle Quincey and Chris Durno also scored for Northwest Division-leading Colorado, 8-2-1 against the Eastern Conference and 4-0 against the Northeast Division. Ryan Shannon scored twice for Ottawa, and Nick Foligno added a goal.
Canadiens 2, Lightning 1, OT
At Tampa, Florida, Tomas Plekanec scored at 3:32 of overtime, and Carey Price made 34 saves to help Montreal down Tampa Bay.
Brian Gionta also scored for Montreal. Kurtis Foster scored for Tampa Bay.


Updated : 2020-12-05 11:29 GMT+08:00