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NHL: Devils Edge Rangers

The New Jersey Devils beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Tuesday in National Hockey League action.

Goalie Martin Brodeur made 35 saves to help the Devils to their second straight win and 12th victory in the last 17 games. Brian Rafalski and Zach Parise scored for New Jersey.

Elsewhere, the Boston Bruins enjoyed a 3-0 shutout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Goalie Tim Thomas made 43 saves for his third shutout of the season. Boston has now won five of its last six games.

The Buffalo Sabres trounced the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3, winning for the seventh time in nine games and taking over sole possession of first place in the NHL with 85 points.

Tuesday's other winners in the NHL include Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Montreal, Ottawa, St. Louis, Colorado and Vancouver.

The Atlanta Thrashers downed the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 in a shootout, earning its 15th win in 19 games. The Minnesota Wild edged the Dallas Stars 2-1 in a shootout.

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Washington Capitals 5-3. Ottawa Senators head coach Bryan Murray earned his 600th career win as his team defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in a shootout. The St. Louis Blues posted a 5-4 shutout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Colorado's Paul Stastny had two goals and an assist to lead the Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames. And the Vancouver Canucks enjoyed a 3-2 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

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