The New Jersey Devils continue to find ways to win hockey games and climb up the standings in the Eastern Conference.
The Devils scored late in both the first and second periods Sunday night and hung on for a 3-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. With its third straight win, New Jersey (34-20-4) jumped ahead of both the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins in the standings.
Martin Brodeur made 21 saves for the Devils and improved his record against Montreal to 43-18-5.
By moving into fourth place in the East, the Devils would have home-ice advantage in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs if the season ended today.