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Devils 4, Senators 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Devils 4, Senators 2
Ottawa Senators 2, New Jersey Devils 4

NEWARK, N.J. — Martin Brodeur set a National Hockey League record for games played by a goaltender and helped make the milestone a win with 27 saves and an assist, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.

Brodeur passed Patrick Roy with his 1,030th appearance. Roy, who played for Montreal and Colorado, played 18 seasons. Brodeur is in his 16th season, all with New Jersey.

Brodeur set the NHL record for career wins by a goaltender last year, breaking another mark previously set by Roy.

Jay Pandolfo snapped a second-period tie with a late goal and defenceman Bryce Salvador scored his first of the season for the Devils (24-8-1) with a little more than 10 minutes left.

Jamie Langenbrunner and Brian Rolston scored early goals for the Devils.

Alexandre Picard and Jarkko Ruutu scored for Ottawa (17-13-4), which lost for the ninth straight time to New Jersey, dating to Oct. 27, 2007. Brian Elliott made 18 saves.

Pandolfo, who recently returned to action after missing 17 games with a shoulder injury, scored his second goal of the season, snapping a 2-2l tie with 1:38 left in the second period.

Brodeur gave the Devils a scare midway through the second period, when Jonathan Cheechoo crashed into the goalie with his shoulder. Brodeur was sprawled on the ice for several minutes. But after receiving medical attention, he put his mask back on and remained in goal.

The Devils took command of the game midway through the first period on their first power-play opportunity.

Langenbrunner executed a perfect give-and-go with defenceman Andy Greene to give New Jersey a 1-0 lead at 11:53.

Because he was the last person to touch the puck before Langenbrunner made his move up ice, Brodeur was credited with an assist, his second in the last three games.

Ottawa tied the game just 39 seconds into the second period, when defenceman Picard's hard wrist shot eluded Brodeur after it appeared to deflect off Devils defenseman Mike Mottau.

The Devils responded quickly, when Brian Rolston's slap shot from a tough right angle went by Elliott just 1:12 after Picard's goal. It was Rolston?s 12th goal of the season.

Ottawa tied just four minutes later, when Ruutu took a precise two-line pass from Chris Kelly and beat Brodeur to make it 2-2.

Pandolfo scored at 18:22 of the second and Salvador made it 4-2 midway through the third.

NOTES: The Senators played short-handed, with veterans Shean Donovan and Jason Spezza nursing serious knee injuries. Spezza is expected to miss six to eight weeks, but Donovan told media members that he will not require surgery for his torn MCL and should return to action soon. Donovan skated for the first time since being injured Thursday ... Ottawa returns home to face the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night at Scotiabank Place (7 p.m., CBC, Team 1200). Fewer than 3,500 tickets remain for the game.

scoring summary
1st Period
11:53
NJD
PPG - Jamie Langenbrunner (8) ASST: Andy Greene (13), Martin Brodeur (2)
1 - 0 NJD
2nd Period
00:39
OTT
Alexandre Picard (4) ASST: Matt Carkner (4), Alex Kovalev (12)
1 - 1 Tie
01:53
NJD
Brian Rolston (12) ASST: Mark Fraser (2), Patrik Elias (10)
2 - 1 NJD
06:06
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu (6) ASST: Chris Kelly (11), Jonathan Cheechoo (5)
2 - 2 Tie
18:22
NJD
Jay Pandolfo (2) ASST: Rob Niedermayer (7), Colin White (6)
3 - 2 NJD
3rd Period
09:52
NJD
Bryce Salvador (1) ASST: Rod Pelley (4), Dean McAmmond (3)
4 - 2 NJD
penalty summary
1st Period
03:43
NJD
Niclas Bergfors  Tripping against  Mike Fisher
11:09
OTT
Alexandre Picard  Interference against  Ilkka Pikkarainen
17:21
NJD
Mike Mottau  Hooking against  Mike Fisher
2nd Period
10:19
NJD
Jamie Langenbrunner  Tripping against  Matt Carkner
14:16
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Hooking against  Andy Greene
14:30
NJD
Rob Niedermayer  Hi-sticking against  Chris Kelly
3rd Period
13:43
NJD
Dean McAmmond  Hooking against  Alex Kovalev
14:22
NJD
Jamie Langenbrunner  Hi-sticking against  Erik Karlsson
14:22
NJD
Jamie Langenbrunner  Roughing against  Mike Fisher
14:22
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson  Roughing against  Jamie Langenbrunner
17:40
OTT
Matt Carkner  Roughing against  Zach Parise
goalie stats
Brian Elliott
SA: 22TOI: 59:56
Saves: 18EV: 15 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .818SH: 3 - 3
Martin Brodeur
Martin Brodeur
22-8-1
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 18 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .931SH: 0 - 0