Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/15/12

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 turned aside 28 shots for his NHL record 118th career shutout and Ilya Kovalchuk and captain Zach Parise scored in the shootoutas the host New Jersey Devils blanked the Colorado Avalanche 1-0.

New Jersey, which improved to 11-3 in shootouts, won for the fifth time in six games to remain two points behind Philadelphia for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

After Avalanche captain Milan Hejduk hit the post in the first round, Brodeur stopped Peter Mueller to preserve the Devils' fourth straight win at home.

Although he was denied in his bid for his 400th career goal, Kovalchuk opened the shootout by beating Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Parise then gave New Jersey a commanding lead in the extra session after making two dekes before beating Giguere on his forehand.

Giguere finished with 33 saves for the Avalanche, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end and fell to 9-3-1 in their last 13 contests.
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