New Jersey’s two wins this season have been Martin Brodeur shutouts.
Brodeur is confident that will turn around.
Brodeur made 29 saves for his 112th career shutout and Jason Arnott had a goal and an assist to lead New Jersey to a 3-0 win over the Canadiens last night in Montreal.
The league’s career leader in wins and shutouts stuck out his left pad to stop Mike Cammalleri early in the third, protecting a 2-0 lead on his way to his 604th victory. He also stopped 24 shots in a 1-0 win in Buffalo on Oct. 13.
“It looks like it so far but hopefully we’ll get different kinds of wins eventually because it’ll be tough to do that,’’ Brodeur said. “It’s been a rocky start but on the road the last few games with Buffalo and here in Montreal, it’s nice to have shutouts but definitely wins is what we’re looking for right now.’’
Arnott, who scored in the second, assisted on Matt Taormina’s goal 3:38 into the third. Zach Parise also scored for New Jersey (2-4-1).
“I thought everybody was up for the game and everybody contributed in different ways,’’ Devils coach John MacLean said.
Carey Price made 17 saves in his sixth straight start for Montreal (3-2-1).
Coyotes 4, Kings 2 — Lee Stempniak scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and host Phoenix beat Los Angeles in front of an announced crowd of only 6,706.
Andrew Ebbett added a shorthanded goal, and Ed Jovanovski had three assists for the Coyotes, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Wayne Simmonds scored his first two goals of the season for the Kings.
Rangers 2, Maple Leafs 1 — Ruslan Fedotenko and Artem Anisimov scored first-period goals, and Martin Biron made 24 saves in his Rangers debut as New York beat host Toronto.
Biron was strong in goal for the Rangers, who, despite missing top forwards Marian Gaborik and Chris Drury, earned their first victory since opening night at Buffalo.
Islanders 3, Lightning 2 — Matt Moulson scored a delayed, video-reviewed goal in overtime to give visiting New York a win over Tampa Bay.
Moulson was credited with an in-close goal at 1:56. Officials reviewed the play for 10 minutes and ruled that the puck went off the glove of goalie Dan Ellis and completely over the goal line before Ellis swiped the puck back into play.
Ducks 3, Flyers 2 — Ryan Getzlaf scored with 1:46 left in the third period, sending visiting Anaheim over Philadelphia.
Getzlaf’s third goal of the season came amid a crowded scramble in front. Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky appeared to have covered the puck, but officials said it went over the line. The goal was confirmed by video replay.
Penguins 4, Predators 3 — Kris Letang scored on a slap shot with 1:11 left in overtime and Pittsburgh stopped host Nashville.
Sidney Crosby added two goals and an assist for the Penguins. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist and Letang helped set up two scores, in addition to his winning goal.
Red Wings 4, Flames 2 — Johan Franzen’s third-period goal broke a tie, and Henrik Zetterberg and Todd Bertuzzi each had a goal and an assist to help Detroit hold off visiting Calgary.
Wild 4, Oilers 2 — Kyle Brodziak scored a pair of goals and visiting Minnesota won its second straight by sending Edmonton to its third straight loss.
Sharks 4, Avalanche 2 — Joe Pavelski scored two power-play goals in the second period and Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves, helping visiting San Jose take down Colorado.
Stars 4, Panthers 1 — Tom Wandell scored two goals to lift Dallas over host Florida.