UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -Rick DiPietro made 20 saves for his first shutout in almost two years and Matt Moulson scored twice, leading the New York Islanders to a 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday.
The resurgent Islanders have four straight wins, matching a season high. New York has won six of seven overall and will head to Pittsburgh to face the defending Stanley Cup champions on Tuesday.
Mark Streit and Josh Bailey also had goals for the Islanders, who chased NHL career wins leader Martin Brodeur before the start of the third period.
Coming off a 31-save effort against Buffalo on Saturday, DiPietro looked sharp in making his first back-to-back starts since Oct. 25, 2008. The 28-year-old goalie earned his 15th career shutout and first since Feb. 21, 2008, against Tampa Bay.
The Islanders fired 45 shots on net and blocked 26 to take pressure off DiPietro, who made his third start after coming back from knee injuries.
The Devils were shut out for the first time since March 30, 2009, against the New York Rangers.
BOSTON (AP) - Daniel Alfredsson scored three goals in his second game after missing 11 with a shoulder injury and Ottawa beat struggling Boston to end an 11-game losing streak against goalie Tim Thomas.
Mike Fisher had three assists and Filip Kuba, who returned from a four-game injury layoff, assisted on two of Alfredsson's goals as the Senators won their third straight game after losing five in a row.
Thomas was replaced after Alfredsson's second goal at 9:56 of the second period made it 3-0 on just nine shots by Ottawa.
Alfredsson completed his ninth career hat trick, including two in the playoffs, about three minutes later on a power play against goalie Tuukka Rask.
Alex Kovalev and Jonathan Cheechoo also scored for the Senators.
Daniel Paille ruined Brian Elliott's shutout bid at 4:23 of the third.