Brodeur, Devils down Flyers to end 10-game losing skid

Updated: April 18, 2013


Mired in a 10-game losing streak and with
their fading playoff hopes hanging on by a thread, New Jersey got the game it
needed from its best player.

Martin Brodeur turned aside 23 shots for his 121st career shutout as the
Devils took a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.

New Jersey hadn’t won a game since March 23rd, which was Brodeur’s 666th
career victory. At the time, the Devils occupied the seventh spot in the
Eastern Conference, but now the team is on the outside looking in as they are
six points back of the Rangers with five games to play.

Ryan Carter, Matt D’Agostini and Adam Henrique scored the goals for the
Devils, who came into the game having been blanked by Toronto and Ottawa.

The Flyers, meanwhile, came into the contest having won two straight in an
attempt to claw their way into a playoff spot, but this loss has all but
eliminated the team as they are seven points back with four games to play.

Ilya Bryzgalov gave up two goals on 30 shots in the loss.