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Marc-Andre Fleury stops 37 shots as Penguins beat Devils 1-0

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NEWARK, N.J. - Marc-Andre Fleury made 37 saves for Pittsburgh's first shutout of the season, and Ruslan Fedotenko scored midway through the second period in the Penguins' 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

Fleury, making his fifth straight start after missing 12 games because of an undisclosed injury, had his 12th career shutout. He was sharp throughout, especially in the third period when he stopped Jay Pandolfo's short-handed bid and made a dazzling blocker save against Jamie Langenbrunner.

Scott Clemmensen stopped 18 shots for New Jersey. The Devils were shut out 2-0 by Boston on Tuesday night and have not scored in seven regulation periods.

Fleury made a pair of pad saves on Langenbrunner after the Devils pulled Clemmensen for an extra attacker in the final minute.

Fedotenko got the goal at 12:51 of the second, taking a return pass from Evgeni Malkin and firing a shot from the slot that Clemmensen partially blocked.

The Devils thought they had the equalizer with 4:06 remaining in the period when David Clarkson jammed at the puck in a goalmouth scramble. Penguins defenceman Mark Eaton, having been knocked to the ice, kicked the puck clear as it hovered on the goal line.

The Devils outshot the Penguins 12-5 in a scoreless first period in which both teams had outstanding chances in the final seconds. The Devils tested Fleury with a hard shot by Zach Parise and the rebound by Langenbrunner. The Penguins quickly shifted to the attack, with Clemmensen turning aside former Devil Petr Sykora.

Notes: The game closed a four-game homestand for the Devils. They take a short hop Saturday to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers, kicking off a three-game trip. ... Devils D Bryce Salvador remained sidelined with an upper-body injury. Penguins scratches were D Kris Letang and C Mike Zigomanis, both out with undisclosed injuries .... The Penguins called up forwards Paul Bissonnette and Dustin Jeffrey from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on Friday.

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