Devils edge Capitals in shootout

BY foxsports • October 13, 2009

First, Martin Brodeur denied the Washington Capitals' top scorers in a shootout. Then the New Jersey goalie deftly deflected praise for preserving the Devils' third straight victory.

Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner scored in the shootout, Brodeur stopped shootout attempts by Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin and the Devils beat the Washington Capitals, 3-2, Monday night to end a three-game road trip unbeaten.

"It's nice when you go out and your first couple of guys score all the time (in the shootout). For a goalie, it's great," Brodeur said. "You make a save, and the next thing you know, you're in good position to win the hockey game."

Nicklas Backstrom tallied for the Capitals in the shootout, but Brodeur used his left arm to block Semin's drive and kicked away Ovechkin's shot at the left post.

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