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NHL: Devils Edge Rangers in Shootout


The New Jersey Devils beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in a shootout in Tuesday's National Hockey League action.

Brian Gionta scored the winning goal for New Jersey in the shootout, while goalie Martin Brodeur stopped all three New York attempts. The Devils have now won three straight games, and eight of their last 11 contests.

Also on Tuesday, the Phoenix Coyotes enjoyed a 3-0 shutout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Coyotes have won nine of their last 12 road games, while the Blue Jackets were shut out for the 12th time this season, setting a franchise record.

Across the NHL, other winners were Buffalo, Boston, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Carolina, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Colorado, Vancouver, Anaheim and Chicago.

Daniel Briere scored three goals, including the game-winning shot, to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Thrashers in a shootout. The Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in a shootout. The Tampa Bay Lightning also enjoyed a 3-2 shootout victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

The Dallas Stars defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-2, snapping Minnesota's three-game winning streak. The Carolina Hurricanes edged the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 to snap their four-game losing streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Nashville Predators 4-1.

The Toronto Maple Leafs earned their fifth straight victory with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Colorado's Joe Sakic scored a power-play goal 25 seconds into overtime to help the Avalanche beat the Florida Panthers 5-4. Vancouver's Daniel Sedin scored a hat trick (three goals in one game) and had two assists to lead the Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

The Anaheim Ducks dominated the San Jose Sharks 7-4, and the Chicago Blackhawks edged the Calgary Flames 3-2 in a shootout.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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