Marc-Andre Fleury had 37 saves for Pittsburgh's first shutout of the season, and Ruslan Fedotenko scored midway through the second period in the Penguins' 1-0 victory over host New Jersey last night.
Fleury, making his fifth straight start after missing 12 games because of an undisclosed injury, earned his 12th career shutout. He was sharp throughout, especially in the third period when he stopped Jay Pandolfo's shorthanded bid and made a dazzling blocker save against Jamie Langenbrunner.
"I want to do my part and help out," Fleury said. "I tried to make the saves and keep the game close."
Scott Clemmensen stopped 18 shots for the Devils, who were shut out, 2-0, by Boston on Tuesday night and have not scored in seven regulation periods.
Fedotenko scored the game's lone goal at 12 minutes, 51 seconds into the second period, taking a return pass from Evgeni Malkin and firing a shot from the slot that Clemmensen partially blocked.
The Devils thought they had the equalizer with 4:06 remaining in the period when David Clarkson jammed at the puck in a goal-mouth scramble. But Penguins defenseman Mark Eaton, having been knocked to the ice, kicked the puck clear as it hovered on the goal line.
In other games:
* At Uniondale, N.Y., Bill Guerin scored twice to reach 400 career goals, Rick DiPietro made 28 saves in his first game since late October, and the Islanders snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple leafs.
Guerin became the 79th NHL player, and the eighth U.S.-born player, to score 400 goals. He also is the third player to accomplish the feat in an Islanders uniform.
Kyle Okposo and Freddy Meyer also scored for the Islanders, while Lee Stempniak scored for Toronto, which has lost two straight after winning five of six.
DiPietro stopped the first two shots he saw and then threw a pass up the right wall for Okposo, who skated into the Toronto zone and fired a sharp angle shot that hit Leafs' goalie Vesa Toskala and deflected in at 3:47. With the assist, DiPietro tied Billy Smith's franchise record for career points by a goalie with 14; DiPietro has 14 assists, while Smith had a goal and 13 assists.
* At Washington, Alex Ovechkin, Viktor Kozlov and Boyd Gordon scored the goals, and Jose Theodore made 22 saves in the Capitals' 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Ovechkin's spectacular play made it 3-1 with 11:33 left. He pushed the puck through Henrik Tallinder's legs just inside the blue line, got around him and fired a shot past goalie Patrick Lalime while falling.
* At Vancouver, Shawn Horcoff and Sheldon Souray scored on five-on-three power plays, and Dwayne Roloson made 26 saves in the Oilers' 3-2 victory.
* At Nashville, defenseman Kevin Klein scored a power-play goal, Vern Fiddler added a goal late in the second period, and the Predators held off the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2.
* At Atlanta, Eric Staal scored three goals in a 4:31 span of the third period to overshadow Bryan Little's first career hat trick in the Carolina Hurricanes' 5-4 victory over the Thrashers. It was Staal's sixth career hat trick, and second in 17 games.
After Staal tie it at 3-3 on a power play with 12:33 remaining, Little answered with his third goal of the game, redirecting Niclas Havelid's wrister for his fifth goal in two games and 17th this season.
Staal tied it again at 9:18, and the Carolina star made it 5-4 barely a minute later with his third goal.
* At Sunrise, Fla., Ryan Malone scored the winning goal in a shootout as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Panthers, 4-3. *