NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Martin Brodeur is closing in on another record.
In his first appearance since breaking the NHL victory record, Brodeur made 35 saves in the New Jersey Devils' 4-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night for his 101st shutout, just two behind Terry Sawchuck's mark.
Patrik Elias scored twice, giving him 30 for the season, and Brian Gionta and Johnny Oduya added goals to help the Devils extend their team-record home winning streak to 11.
The focus was again squarely on Brodeur as the Devils rebounded from an emotional letdown Wednesday night in a 4-2 loss in Carolina with backup Kevin Weekes in goal. That came a night after Brodeur earned his 552nd win to break Patrick Roy's record.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Chad LaRose and Matt Cullen each scored two goals, and Carolina extended its home winning streak to seven games.
The Hurricanes jumped to sixth in the Eastern Conference, a point ahead of the New York Rangers and two in front of Montreal.
Tuomo Ruutu also scored for Carolina. Frans Nielsen, Richard Park, Bruno Gervais and Kyle Okposo scored for New York.