NHL roundup: Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur power Devils

Jaromir Jagr beat Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Devils a 3-1 lead in the third period.
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Jaromir Jagr beat Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Devils a 3-1 lead in the third period.

Jaromir Jagr scored two goals and Martin Brodeur made 27 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Andy Greene and Adam Larsson also scored for New Jersey, which has won three of five.

Chris Kunitz scored for Pittsburgh. The Penguins have lost four of six. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 18 of 21 shots.


Jagr’s first goal of the third period put the Devils up, 3-1, at 14:06. Dainius Zubrus forced and recovered Kris Letang’s offensive-zone turnover before setting up Jagr for his sixth of the season.

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Jagr added an empty-netter at 18:43.

Rangers 1, Canadiens 0 — Ryan Callahan ended New York’s four-year-old goal drought in Montreal and rookie Cam Talbot made 22 saves for his first NHL shutout.

Callahan scored his sixth goal of the season for New York, which has won eight of its past 11 games.

Talbot became the first Rangers goalie to earn a shutout in Montreal since Ed Giacomin in a 5-0 win on Feb. 25, 1967.


Callahan broke the Rangers’ Bell Centre drought just as a two-man advantage ended, tipping Brad Richards’s blast from the left circle past Carey Price 5:25 into the second period.

The Canadiens went into the game with four straight shutouts against New York, including a 2-0 win Oct. 28.

Panthers 4, Avalanche 1 — Former Bruin Tim Thomas made 32 saves for his 200th NHL victory and Brian Campbell had a goal and an assist to lift Florida past host Colorado.

The Avalanche amped up the pressure in the third period, but couldn’t get one past Thomas, who made 15 saves in the frame.

Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 2 — James van Riemsdyk scored twice, Nikolai Kulemin got the winner, and host Toronto snapped a three-game losing skid.


The Maple Leafs placed newly acquired center Patrick Holland on their top line between Phil Kessel and van Riemsdyk, which allowed van Riemsdyk to move back to his natural position at left wing.

Coyotes 6, Lightning 3 — Martin Hanzal had a goal and three assists, Lauri Korpikoski added a goal and two assists, and host Phoenix handed Tampa Bay its first loss in eight games against a Western Conference team.

Islanders 5, Red Wings 4 — Kevin Poulin stopped Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, and Todd Bertuzzi in the shootout after coming on in relief as host New York outlasted Detroit.

Predators 7, Blackhawks 2 — Rookie Marek Mazanec made 39 saves for his first NHL win and Craig Smith scored a goal and added two assists to power host Nashville.

Blues 4, Hurricanes 2 — Alexander Steen scored his league-leading 17th goal and added an assist, extending his league-leading scoring streak to 13 games for host St. Louis.

Oilers 4, Flames 2 — David Perron scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period then added his second of the game into an empty net as Edmonton came back from a 2-0 third-period deficit to beat host Calgary.