Brendan Shanahan ripped a shot past Martin Brodeur 30 seconds into overtime, breaking a scoreless tie and sending the New York Rangers to a 1-0 victory over New Jersey yesterday at Madison Square Garden.
"We have to look at the positives," Patrik Elias said after the Devils' nine-game winning streak was ended. " To get a point in 10 games in a row, that's great. We've just got to let it go."
The nine-game streak matched the third-longest in Devils' history; the win ended the Rangers' three-game losing streak.
New York crisply moved the puck in the Devils' zone as the overtime session began, and Shanahan teed up a pass from Scott Gomez in the slot.
"They always present a big challenge to us," Shanahan said. "We talked a little bit before the third period about not getting frustrated with the 0-0 tie."
In other games:
* At Detroit, Andreas Lilja's second-period goal broke a 2-2 tie and led the Red Wings to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Valtteri Filppula, Johan Franzen, Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom also scored in Detroit's sixth straight victory. Erik Cole scored both Carolina goals.
* At Chicago, third-period goals by Cory Sarich and Daymond Langkow and 35 saves by Miikka Kiprusoff gave the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks.
* At Denver, Milan Hejduk had three goals, Paul Stastny and Wojtek Wolski two each as the Colorado Avalance buried the St. Louis Blues, 9-5.