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NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Martin Brodeur scored his third career goal and made 17 saves in his first game in a month, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Brodeur had been out since Feb. 21 with a pinched nerve in his upper back and neck. New Jersey went 3-8-2 in his absence. Peter Harrold, Adam Henrique and Andrei Loktionov also scored to help the Devils snap a three-game losing streak. Jeff Skinner had the Hurricanes' lone goal while Dan Ellis made 19 saves. Carolina has dropped five in a row to fall from the top of the Southeast Division. The Hurricanes have been outscored 17-6 during that stretch. Carolina and New Jersey opened the night tied in the Eastern Conference standings with 32 points apiece. Brodeur got credit for the game's first goal when Carolina's Jordan Staal passed the puck back to the point from behind the net with a delayed penalty call pending against New Jersey's Marek Zidlicky. The pass missed intended target Tim Gleason...
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