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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Martin Brodeur stands alone among NHL goaltenders.

Brodeur posted his 552nd win and passed childhood idol and Hall of Famer Patrick Roy for the most career victories in league history. He made 30 saves in the New Jersey Devils' 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

The victory came in Brodeur's 987th game of a 15-year career played entirely with the Devils.

During that tenure, the likable Brodeur has led the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles and won the Vezina Trophy four times as the league's top goalie.

Now he holds the wins record, and others could soon fall. He is within four shutouts of passing Terry Sawchuk (103) for the league record, and at 36 he has a chance to push his win total well beyond 600.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Jose Theodore made 19 saves in his second shutout of the season.

Brooks Laich and Viktor Kozlov scored for Washington, which earned its fourth win in five games. Mike Green added an empty-net goal with 1:27 left, and John Erskine had two assists.

Florida dropped a fourth straight game for the first time since late December. The Panthers hadn't lost two consecutive home games since January.

Washington remained in third place in the Eastern Conference behind New Jersey, which beat Chicago 3-2. The Capitals had an opportunity to move into second place on Monday, but lost 5-1 to the Atlanta Thrashers in Washington's most lopsided defeat since a 6-2 loss to Florida on March 1.

DETROIT (AP) - Johan Franzen and Henrik Zetterberg scored 1:32 apart in the third period to wipe out a one-goal deficit.

Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist, and Franzen also had an assist for Detroit, which hasn't lost to Philadelphia at home since Nov. 4, 1988 (14-0-2). Chris Osgood made 24 saves.

Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist, and Joffrey Lupul also scored for Philadelphia. Martin Biron stopped 45 shots.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - NHL scoring-leader Evgeni Malkin tied a career-high with five points to surpass 100 for the second consecutive season.

Malkin, who missed practice Monday due to illness, had two goals and three assists to give him 102 points this season. He extended his lead in the scoring race over teammate Sidney Crosby to 10 points.

Sergei Gonchar had a goal and three assists and Kris Letang and Crosby had two assists each for Pittsburgh in a game matching the two hottest teams in the Eastern Conference.

Atlanta entered with a franchise-record six-game winning streak, and the Penguins improved to 11-1-3 under interim coach Dan Bylsma.

MONTREAL (AP) - Chris Drury scored the deciding goal in the shootout after Markus Naslund and Nik Antropov beat Carey Price on New York's first two attempts.

Henrik Lundqvist, who made his 60th start of the season, stopped Andrei Kostitsyn on Montreal's first attempt after making 26 traditional saves.

New York, which blew three one-goal leads, moved one point ahead of Montreal in a tightly contested race for the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

Antropov, Nikolai Zherdev and Ryan Callahan all scored for the Rangers.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - John Mitchell scored the Maple Leafs' first goal in the second period and the winner in the shootout.

Mitchell's deciding goal was scored in the sixth round of the shootout and gave the Maple Leafs a win after they had trailed 3-0. In front of a supportive crowd on the road, Toronto forced overtime by scoring the tying goal with 6 minutes left in regulation.

Jeff Hamilton, who tied it at 3, scored the first shootout goal. Vincent Lecavalier used a deke move to get the Lightning's only shootout goal past Curtis Joseph to force the extra rounds.

Mitchell won it with a low shot past the right skate of goalie Karri Ramo.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Marek Zidlicky scored the shootout winner over Peter Budaj's glove, and Nick Schultz scored the tying goal with less than two minutes left in regulation.

Mikko Koivu and Zidlicky both scored in the shootout to give Minnesota a crucial two points.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 24 shots for the win and stopped Milan Hejduk and Marek Svatos following Wojtek Wolski's shootout goal.

Budaj finished with 26 saves.

OTTAWA (AP) - Brendan Bell scored twice and the Ottawa Senators took advantage of undisciplined Buffalo to win the season series 5-1, a bright point in a season of disappointment.

Filip Kuba had three assists for the Senators, giving him 31 on the season.

Toni Lydman and Jason Pominville put Buffalo up 2-0, but Dany Heatley got the Senators going just 1:30 into the second period. Bell tied it and Daniel Alfredsson later put Ottawa ahead on the power play.

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