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Brodeur, Gionta lead Devils past Canadiens

Jan 7, 2007 - 10:57 PM
MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Martin Brodeur and Brian Gionta kept the New Jersey Devils on their hot streak.

Brodeur stopped all 28 shots for his seventh shutout of the season and Gionta scored two goals as the Devils defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-0, to earn their sixth win in seven games.

Michael Rupp scored the deciding goal off a rebound to the left side of an open net past an out-of-position goaltender Cristobal Huet 2:21 into the opening period.

Gionta, who scored two goals against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, pushed the lead to 2-0 with his 18th goal of the season on a backhand past the diving Huet just 42 seconds before the first intermission.

The 5-7 Gionta completed the scoring as he tallied on the power play by one-timing the puck at the low right post past Huet.

A two-time Vezina trophy winner, Brodeur was never seriously tested throughout the session and picked up his 87th career shutout.

Scott Gomez and Brian Rafalski each had two assists for the Devils, who were 1-for-6 on the power play.

Huet made 34 saves for the struggling Canadiens, who have lost their last three contests.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 2 0 1 3
    MONTREAL 0 0 0 0 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - MIKE RUPP 3 (PAUL MARTIN, BRIAN RAFALSKI) 2:21
    NJD - BRIAN GIONTA 18 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, SCOTT GOMEZ) 19:18
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: NJD - (PP) BRIAN GIONTA 19 (PATRIK ELIAS, SCOTT GOMEZ) 12:47
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS

    Jan 7 5:28 PM


  • NHL
    NEW JERSEY 3
    MONTREAL 0
    3RD PRD: NJD - (PP) BRIAN GIONTA 19 (PATRIK ELIAS, SCOTT GOMEZ) 12:47

    Devils vs. CanadiensJan 7 5:17 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 2 0 2
    MONTREAL 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - MIKE RUPP 3 (PAUL MARTIN, BRIAN RAFALSKI) 2:21
    NJD - BRIAN GIONTA 18 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, SCOTT GOMEZ) 19:18
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NJD 16 10

    Jan 7 4:36 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 2 2
    MONTREAL 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - MIKE RUPP 3 (PAUL MARTIN, BRIAN RAFALSKI) 2:21
    NJD - BRIAN GIONTA 18 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, SCOTT GOMEZ) 19:18
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NJD 16 16
    MON

    Jan 7 3:45 PM


  • NHL
    NEW JERSEY 2
    MONTREAL 0
    1ST PRD: NJD - BRIAN GIONTA 18 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, SCOTT GOMEZ) 19:18

    Devils vs. CanadiensJan 7 3:45 PM


  • NHL
    NEW JERSEY 1
    MONTREAL 0
    1ST PRD: NJD - MIKE RUPP 3 (PAUL MARTIN, BRIAN RAFALSKI) 2:21

    Devils vs. CanadiensJan 7 3:14 PM