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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Martin Brodeur moved within a victory of tying Patrick Roy's career NHL record, posted his 550th win with a relatively easy 26-save performance in the New Jersey Devils' 5-2 victory over Phoenix on Thursday night.

The 36-year-old Brodeur, a four-time Vezina Trophy winner, will get a chance to tie the mark in a storybook setting Saturday night, when he returns home to Montreal for a game against the Canadiens.

Brodeur faced no more than five quality changes in winning for the sixth time in seven games since returning from surgery on Feb. 26. He missed 50 games after having a torn biceps in his left elbow repaired.

Zach Parise, with his 40th goal of the season, and John Madden scored in the opening 2:56 to help the Devils win at home for a record ninth straight time. Dainius Zubrus, Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac also scored.

Scottie Upshall and Steven Reinprecht scored for Phoenix.

DETROIT (AP) - Olli Jokinen and Mike Cammalleri scored shootout goals, and Jokinen also scored twice in regulation for Calgary.

Calgary overcame a 4-2 deficit by scoring three goals in a 2:02 span late in the third period. Jamie Lundmark's second goal, and fourth of the season, gave the Flames the lead with 1:20 left. But Dan Cleary tied it for Detroit with 42 seconds remaining, poking in a loose puck in the crease.

Daymond Langkow also scored for Calgary, and Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 40 shots.

Nicklas Lidstrom had a goal and two assists for Detroit, and Henrik Zetterberg, Mikael Samuelsson and Valtteri Filppula also scored. Datsyuk added three assists and a shootout goal.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Andy McDonald had a goal and an assist, Brad Boyes scored team-leading 28th goal, and Chris Mason made 24 saves for St. Louis

Barret Jackman added an empty-netter for St. Louis.

Patrick Marleau scored his 35th goal for San Jose, The Sharks have slipped to second in the Western Conference during a 1-4-1 skid.

Brian Boucher, playing in place of No. 1 goalie Evgeni Nabokov, made 23 saves. Nabokov missed his fifth straight game because of an undisclosed lower-body injury.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 48th goal and added an assist, and Jose Theodore made 35 saves for Washington.

Ovechkin assisted on Brooks Laich's first-period goal, then scored the go-ahead goal in the second to lift the Capitals to their fifth straight road victory. Washington hadn't won five straight on the road since Feb. 14-March 6, 2001.

Mike Knuble scored for the Flyers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist reached 30 wins for the fourth straight season, Sean Avery scored his first goal since returning to the Rangers, and Scott Gomez had a goal and two assists for New York.

Lundqvist made 19 saves in his return from a one-game absence caused by a stomach ailment that has bothered him for about 10 days.

Avery scored his fourth goal but first since rejoining the Rangers last week after he was waived by Dallas. Marc Staal and Fredrik Sjostrom also scored for New York. Shea Weber and J.P. Dumont scored for Nashville.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Patrick Lalime made 30 saves, and Jaroslav Spacek had a goal and assist to help Buffalo remain in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Lalime, making his eighth straight start, improved to 3-4-1 since taking over for injured starter Ryan Miller. Daniel Paille and Thomas Vanek also scored for 10th-place Buffalo. Michal Repik scored for ninth-place Florida.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Kristian Huselius had a goal in regulation and the only shootout goal and Columbus won after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period.

After Sergei Gonchar, Pascal Dupuis and Maxime Talbot scored in a 3:25 span of the final period to tie it, Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason stopped Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in the shootout.

Antoine Vermette had a goal - his first since being acquired in a trade-deadline day deal with Ottawa - and an assist. Jason Williams also had a goal and an assist.

The Blue Jackets tied a franchise record for wins in a season with their 35th, and ended the Penguins' winning streak at seven.

DALLAS (AP) - Steve Begin and Brendan Morrison scored their first goals for Dallas, and the Stars ended a six-game home losing streak.

Mike Ribeiro, Begin and Morrison scored during the first 9:51 of the second period after Rod Brind'Amour's short-handed tally put the Hurricanes in front in the first.

Marty Turco, starting for the 37th time in Dallas' last 38 games, made 29 saves

Ray Whitney also scored for Carolina.

MONTREAL (AP) - Kyle Okposo scored at 26 seconds of overtime for New York, slipping a shot under Carey Price's pads from the right edge of the crease.

Frans Nielsen and Mike Iggulden, with his first NHL goal, also scored, and former Canadiens goalie Yann Danis made 24 saves.

Tom Kostopoulos and Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal, 1-0-1 since general manager Bob Gainey took over as coach after firing Guy Carbonneau.

BOSTON (AP) - Aaron Ward scored his first NHL short-handed goal, and Phil Kessel scored twice in Eastern Conference-leading Boston's fifth victory in 16 games.

P.J. Axelsson and Chuck Kobasew also scored, and Tim Thomas made 25 saves for Boston. Jason Spezza scored twice, and Christoph Schubert added a goal for Ottawa.

TORONTO (AP) - Matt Pettinger, Martin St. Louis, Ryan Malone and Paul Szczechura scored, and Karri Ramo made 20 saves for Tampa Bay.

Lee Stempniak scored for Toronto.

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