Patrik Elias scored the only goal of the shootout to give goaltender Keith Kinkaid his first NHL win, and the New Jersey Devils snapped a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
It’s getting late early for the Devils, who begin the week with just two wins in their last 11 games (2-6-3) and have fallen to a season-low four games below .500 (11-15-5), tied for 12th in the Eastern Conference standings.
Prior to Friday night, the Devils had allowed goals in one game to three different Red Wings defensemen twice in club history.
Cory Schneider did not travel to Boston due to a lower body issue. Martin Brodeur will start for the Devils at TD Garden.
Cory Schneider’s competitive start to his Devils career couldn’t have gone more swimmingly.
Nate Thompson scored twice and Martin St. Louis and rookie Alexander Killorn each had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Brodeur, 40, must miss at least seven days. So, the veteran is not allowed to play until at least Monday’s game at Toronto.
Goaltender Martin Brodeur has been taken off injured reserve by the New Jersey Devils after being sidelined more than two weeks with a bruised right shoulder.
The Devils said that Brodeur won’t play while he continues rehabilitation. No surgery is planned.
The 21-year-old Kinkaid spent the past two seasons at Union College, posting a 25-10-3 mark with three shutouts and a 1.99 goals-against average.