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Banged-up Devils still beat Ducks

New Jersey 3, Ducks 1

November 12, 2009|Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. — Jamie Langenbrunner and the New Jersey Devils keep finding ways to win despite an injury list that grows longer every day.

Langenbrunner and Zach Parise each had a goal and an assist, and Martin Brodeur made 31 saves as the Devils extended their winning streak to six games with a 3-1 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night.

Brian Rolston was the latest casualty, sitting out the game because of an undisclosed injury or illness. He joined Rob Niedermayer (upper body), Johnny Oduya (lower body), Paul Martin (broken forearm), Jay Pandolfo (shoulder) and Dean McAmmond (undisclosed illness) on the sidelines.

"I guess we're getting used to it," Langenbrunner said. "We're not the only team in the league that has to deal with it. The number of guys we have out is probably more than most."

David Clarkson also scored, and Andy Greene had two assists for the Devils, winners of three in a row at home after dropping their first three there.

New Jersey will travel to Pittsburgh tonight looking to go 9-0 on the road. The NHL record to start a season away from home is 10-0, set by Buffalo in 2006.

Corey Perry scored and Jonas Hiller made 22 saves for the Ducks. Perry and Ryan Getzlaf both extended their scoring streaks to nine games.

"We didn't win any of those loose-puck battles on the power play," Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle said after his team went 0 for 6 with the advantage.

"We didn't create much until the last one when we started to shoot the puck more. When you've got an opportunity, you've got to make the most of it. Giving up the short-handed goal [by Parise, to make it 3-1] took a lot of momentum away from us."

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