Devils Edge Sabres in Shootout

Carolina slows Bruins while Canadiens dominate Panthers
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2007 10:13 PM CST
New Jersey Devils' John Madden, left, and David Clarkson, right, congratulate Mike Mottau (27) on his game-tying goal against the Buffalo Sabres in the third period at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The New Jersey Devils earned their third straight victory tonight, once again backed by solid goaltending from Martin Brodeur as well as some unexpected production from light-scoring Mike Mottau, who tallied for the first time in 30 games. Zach Parise, returning from illness, scored the shootout winner, reports the AP. The Devils have scored only five times during their streak. Elsewhere on the ice:

  • Carolina scored on a penalty shot by Chad LaRose, then got the winner on the power play against Boston. The Hurricanes lost Bret Hedican to a sprained knee.
  • Montreal roared out of the gates, scoring on its first three shots on goal and briefly chasing Florida starter Tomas Vokoun in front of the largest crowd in Panthers history.