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Brodeur, who failed in his first three attempts at the coveted mark, improved to 500-273-105-15. He set the single-season record for victories in Philadelphia last season and he improved to 12-1-1 in his last 14 starts against the Flyers, including a 2-1 mark this season.
Brodeur was backed by two goals scored 2:43 apart in the first period and two more in a 32-second span in the third that turned this one into a rout.
Flyers backup goalie Antero Niittymaki allowed two goals on New Jersey's only two shots of the third period.
Dainius Zubrus knocked in a rebound, and Karel Rachunek stunned Martin Biron with a slap shot just inside the blue line in the first to give New Jersey a 2-0 lead. Patrik Elias found the puck in a scrum in front of the crease and knocked in his fourth goal early in the second for a 3-0 lead.
Jay Pandolfo's seventh goal late in the third made it 4-1, and Brodeur cruised from there.
The Flyers pulled Biron for Niittymaki between periods and the Devils quickly made them pay.
Coyotes 1, Kings 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ilya Bryzgalov posted his third career shutout with 28 saves just hours after joining his new Phoenix teammates, Shane Doan had a power-play goal and the Coyotes beat Los Angeles to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Coyotes claimed Bryzgalov off waivers earlier in the day from the Anaheim Ducks.
All three of Bryzgalov's shutouts have been on the road. He beat San Jose 2-0 with 24 saves on Jan. 26, 2006, and needed just 14 saves to beat Chicago 3-0 on Oct. 26, 2006. This was the first time the Kings were blanked at home since April 6, 2006.
Rangers 4, Penguins 3, OT
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jason Strudwick scored on a 2-on-1 break with fellow Rangers defenseman Paul Mara in overtime and New York rallied from two goals down, then withstood a late Pittsburgh goal to earn its fifth straight victory.
Strudwick, who didn't have a point in 13 games, won it 1:40 into the extra session.
The Penguins had been held to a single shot in the third period before Petr Sykora tied it with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining. Evgeni Malkin's Malkin's 20th assist gave him at least one point in 13 consecutive games.
Dan Girardi had put the Rangers up 3-2 with a power-play goal late in a three-goal second period, making up for an earlier mistake on a Penguins short-handed tally to score his second goal.
The Rangers, who got all their goals from defensemen, swept a four-game road trip - winning three times after regulation.
Michal Rozsival started New York's comeback from a Sidney Crosby-created two-goal deficit by scoring twice in slightly more than three minutes early in the second period. The Rangers won their ninth in 10 games and sent the slumping Penguins to their fifth loss in six games and seventh in nine.
Canadiens 7, Bruins 4
MONTREAL (AP) - Guillaume Latendresse scored late in the second period to give Montreal its fourth lead, and Roman Hamrlik, Mike Komisarek and Alex Kovalev added third-period goals to lift the Canadiens over Boston.
Saku Koivu, Tom Kostopoulos and Andrei Kostitsyn all scored to give Montreal its first three one-goal leads.
Glen Murray, Zdeno Chara and Marco Sturm answered for the Bruins.
Rookie Carey Price stopped 32 shots for the Canadiens, who have won four of six. Tim Thomas made 45 saves for the Bruins, who had won two in a row following a four-game losing streak (0-2-2).
Hurricanes 2, Panthers 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Rod Brind'Amour scored two goals, including one allowed after a video review, and Carolina rebounded from its first home shutout of the season and beat Florida.
Cam Ward stopped 27 shots a night after the Atlanta Thrashers beat him for two goals on 24 shots during a 3-0 victory. His solid play helped the Hurricanes maintain their hold on first place in the Southeast Division, extending their lead on second-place Tampa Bay to six points.
The Panthers were held without a goal for the first time this season and lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Florida got to 2-1 at 13:59 of the third period on Nathan Horton's seventh goal.
Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 3
DETROIT (AP) - Patrick Sharp scored three times and Rene Bourque added two short-handed goals and an assist in Chicago's win over Detroit.
It was Chicago's fourth straight victory over the Red Wings this season. The Blackhawks tied a team record with three short-handed goals, and Detroit tied its record by allowing three. Nikolai Khabibulin made 39 saves.
Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom each had a goal and an assist for Detroit, and Brian Rafalski also scored. Dominik Hasek stopped 12 shots.
Maple Leafs 3, Senators 0
TORONTO (AP) - Vesa Toskala made 24 saves, Mats Sundin scored a goal and Toronto halted a five-game losing streak by beating Ottawa.
Darcy Tucker and Jiri Tlustly also scored for Toronto. Sundin's goal was his 533rd, tying him with Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich for 27th place on the NHL career list.
It was Toskala's first shutout since March 16 against Columbus, when he played for San Jose.
The Senators lost for the third time in their 18 games this season (15-3). Ottawa goalie Martin Gerber stopped 15 shots and fell to 12-2.
Blues 3, Predators 2 SO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Brad Boyes scored the only goal in the shootout, and St. Louis won its third straight. The Blues had been the only NHL team not to reach overtime this season.
Hannu Toivonen stopped 35 shots as Nashville outshot the Blues 37-20, then he smothered shots from J.P. Dumont, Martin Erat and Alexander Radulov in the shootout to win it.
Radulov and Jordin Tootoo each scored a goal for Nashville, 6-0-1 in its previous seven games.
David Perron also had a goal for the Blues, who have won their first two against Nashville this season.