Brodeur Makes 21 Saves, Devils Beat Lightning 4-2
Martin Brodeur held the Tampa Bay Lightning scoreless for 51 minutes, David Clarkson had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils hung on for a 4-2 victory Saturday night.
Brodeur lost out on a bid to extend his NHL record to 117 shutouts when Martin St. Louis scored from in-close and cut the Lightning’s deficit to 3-1 at 8:24 of the third.
Brodeur made 21 saves en route to his NHL-best 629th career win.
Ryan Shannon’s first goal in 15 games, which came 90 seconds after St. Louis scored, got Tampa Bay within 3-2. Dainius Zubrus, Patrik Elias and Ryan Carter, who scored with 2:03 to play in the third, had the other New Jersey goals.
Tampa Bay had its six-game home winning streak snapped.
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