Nicklas Bergfors, Travis Zajac, and Zach Parise each had a goal and an assist as the New Jersey Devils snapped the Penguins’ winning streak at seven with a 4-1 victory last night in Pittsburgh.
Mark Fraser added his first career goal, and Martin Brodeur made 32 saves for the Devils, 5-0 on the road for the first time in team history.
“I think that we played a really good, tight game,’’ Devils coach Jacques Lemaire said after his team improved to 5-0 on the road for the first time in team history. “We didn’t give them much.
“I really enjoyed the game because we had no passengers. Everyone did their job and was good with the puck. [The Penguins] were waiting for a little life, which we never gave them.’’
Alex Goligoski scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins (9-2-0), who lost for the first time this season with Marc-Andre Fleury in net.
The Devils led, 2-0, entering the third and Zajac made it 3-0 just 26 seconds into the period when he flipped a rebound of Parise’s shot into an open net for his fifth of the season.
Brodeur was 10:22 away from his 103d career shutout - which would have tied Terry Sawchuk’s NHL record - until Goligoski, a defenseman, converted a rebound of Pascal Dupuis’s shot for his third of the season.
New Jersey did not have a shot on goal for almost 10 minutes to start the game, but Fraser’s second shot of his eight-game career gave the Devils a 1-0 lead.
Flyers 5, Panthers 1 - Danny Briere had two goals, Arron Asham scored for a third straight game, and Simon Gagne got his first goal of the season, helping Philadelphia beat visiting Florida.
The game was marred by an injury to David Booth, the Florida left wing who scored the Panthers’ lone goal. He left the ice on a stretcher near the end of the second period following a hard blow to the face from Flyers captain Mike Richards.
With 2:55 left, Booth had just released the puck in front of the Flyers’ blue line, and Richards plowed into him, delivering a late hit with his left shoulder. Both of Richards’s feet appeared to leave the ice as he struck Booth.
Booth immediately fell face down and remained motionless for several minutes. Both teams trainers and Flyers team physician Gary Dorshimer attended to him.
Booth appeared to be conscious as he was wheeled off following a seven-minute delay.
He was taken to Pennsylvania Hospital, where he was to remain overnight for tests, according to Panthers general manager Randy Sexton.
Canadiens 5, Rangers 4 - Mike Cammalleri scored his third goal of the game in overtime to lift host Montreal to a come-from-behind victory.
Cammalleri put a wrist shot past Henrik Lundqvist 2:42 in the extra period for his sixth goal of the season to give Montreal its third straight win.
Cammalleri scored his second goal late in the second period as Montreal tallied three times in the middle period to tie it at 4.
Avalanche 3, Red Wings 1 - Craig Anderson made a season-high 48 saves, Chris Stewart and T.J. Galiardi each had a goal and an assist, as host Colorado left Detroit winless in its last three games.
Kris Draper scored his second goal of the season and Jimmy Howard had 20 saves for the Red Wings.
Capitals 3, Islanders 2 - Mike Green scored in the third period and set up Brooks Laich’s overtime winner to give Washington a stirring comeback victory at Uniondale, N.Y.
Green started Washington’s rally from a 2-0 hole in the third when he whistled a slap shot past Dwayne Roloson at 6:02. Keith Aucoin got some help from the leg of Islanders forward Josh Bailey to tie it with 6:50 left before Laich’s heroics.
Canucks 3, Maple Leafs 1 - Mason Raymond and Ryan Kesler scored power-play goals 2:42 apart late in the first period and Roberto Luongo made 35 saves to lift host Vancouver.
The Maple Leafs controlled the third period, outshooting Vancouver, 10-3, and creating several good chances before Raymond scored his second goal into an empty net with 7.9 seconds left.
Wild 3, Hurricanes 2 - Cal Clutterbuck scored 1:55 into overtime and Andrew Brunette and Kyle Brodziak also had goals for Minnesota, which is undefeated in three home games but pointless in seven road contests.
Sharks 4, Thrashers 3 - Patrick Marleau had two goals and an assist to help visiting San Jose win for the third time in four games.
Former Atlanta star Dany Heatley and Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks.
Blackhawks 2, Predators 0 - Cristobal Huet made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season, and Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd scored on rebounds 56 seconds apart in the second period to give host Chicago the victory.
Stars 4, Blues 1 - Loui Eriksson had a goal and an assist, Marty Turco made 26 saves, and Dallas improved to 4-0-3 on the road. The Stars set a franchise record with points in seven straight road games.
Blue Jackets 6, Ducks 4 - Fedor Tyutin scored the go-ahead goal on a one-timer from the blue line with 3:22 left, and Rick Nash and Jakub Voracek each scored twice, leading Columbus past host Anaheim.
Kings 5, Coyotes 3 - Jared Stoll scored his first two goals of the season and Dustin Brown also scored twice as Los Angeles snapped a four-game win streak by host Phoenix.
Sabres 3, Lightning 2 - Tyler Myers scored in the sixth round of the shootout after Drew Stafford tied it late in the third period to lift visiting Buffalo.
Flames 5, Oilers 2 - Nigel Dawes scored twice and Miikka Kiprusoff made 23 saves as host Calgary won its third straight.