NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Martin Brodeur shut out the Dallas Stars even though he couldn't quite shut up Sean Avery.
Brodeur made 21 saves for his 98th NHL shutout, and mostly avoided Avery, his No. 1 nemesis, to help the New Jersey Devils beat the Dallas Stars 5-0 Wednesday night.
John Madden scored two goals for the Devils, who chased former Michigan teammate Marty Turco from the net in the second period. Zach Parise and David Clarkson had goals 53 seconds apart in the third period, and Jamie Langenbrunner also scored.
Brodeur is five shutouts away from Terry Sawchuk's NHL record of 103 and eight wins shy of Patrick Roy's league mark of 551.
Avery made headlines last spring when he waved his arms and stick in the face of Brodeur while he and the New York Rangers were on a power play.
A rule eliminated the practice the following day, but couldn't stop the battle between the Vezina Trophy winner and the NHL's most despised player. Brodeur refused to shake Avery's hand after the Rangers knocked New Jersey out in the first round.
Brodeur gave Avery a few shoves to try to move him out of the crease in their latest meeting, and Avery complained that penalties weren't called. Brodeur also fired a puck at Avery during a clearing attempt from behind the net in the second period.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia star Jeremy Roenick scored the deciding goal in a shootout for San Jose to hand Philadelphia its season-opening sixth straight loss. Joe Pavelski also scored for San Jose in the shootout.
Pavelski and Roenick both beat Martin Biron to the glove side to help the Sharks salvage the victory after they blow a 6-4 lead in the third period.
Pavelski had a goal and assist in regulation, Patrick Marleau added two goals and two assists, and Ryane Clowe and Devin Setoguchi each had a goal and an assist. The Sharks have won six of their first seven games.
Joffrey Lupul scored twice and Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Scottie Upshall and Danny Briere added goals for the winless Flyers. Briere tied it with 1:05 left in the third period when he punched the puck past goalie Evgeni Nabokov during a wild power-play scramble in front of the net.
OTTAWA (AP) - Rostislav Olesz and Nathan Horton scored 48 seconds apart, and Craig Anderson made 41 saves in his first start of the season for Florida.
Cory Stillman assisted on Horton's goal that made it 2-0 in the first, then scored his third of the season midway through the second to restore Florida's two-goal lead.
Daniel Alfredsson had a power-play goal for Ottawa.