Ducks Fall Short Against New Jersey

ANAHEIM (AP) — Patrik Elias scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and the New Jersey Devils snapped a three-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

Captain Jamie Langenbrunner also scored for the Devils, who had lost five of six while plummeting to the bottom of the NHL standings.

After losing in the first two stops of their six-game trip, the Devils halted the slide with a tight-checking defensive game in front of Brodeur, who picked up his 605th victory.

Jason Blake scored a power-play goal and Jonas Hiller stopped 25 shots for Anaheim, which came back flat from a four-game trip.

The Ducks haven’t won back-to-back games this season.

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