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Kovalchuk Scores Twice as Devils Beat Winnipeg

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Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals, giving him seven in six games, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Patrik Elias had a goal and two assists, and Petr Sykora and David Clarkson also scored to give the Devils their third straight win and fifth in six games.

Martin Brodeur made 20 saves in recording his 14th win of the season and second over Winnipeg in four days. He came into the third period within reach of his first shutout of the season, but was beaten on a blast by defenseman Tobias Enstrom with 11:42 to play.

Brodeur, who has an NHL-record 116 shutouts, hasn’t had a clean sheet since blanking Pittsburgh on March 25.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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