NEWARK, N.J. - Marc-Andre Fleury made 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 the New Jersey Devils last night.
Fleury, making his fifth straight start after missing 12 games because of an undisclosed injury, had his 12th career shutout.
He was sharp throughout, especially in the third period when he stopped Jay Pandolfo's short-handed bid and made a dazzling blocker save against Jamie Langenbrunner.
Scott Clemmensen stopped 18 shots for New Jersey.
The Devils thought they had the equalizer when David Clarkson jammed at the puck in a goalmouth scramble. Penguins defenseman Mark Eaton, having been knocked to the ice, kicked the puck clear as it hovered on the goal line.
The Devils outshot the Penguins, 12-5, in a scoreless first period in which both teams had outstanding chances in the final seconds.
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 – 1
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
Parise, NJ (goalie interference), 6:33; Cooke, Pit, misconduct (abusive language), 10:12; Mottau, NJ (tripping), 10:12.
1, Pittsburgh, Fedotenko 9 (Malkin, Sykora), 12:51.
Eaton, Pit (hooking), 3:33; Whitney, Pit (holding), 14:09; Gionta, NJ (tripping), 15:54; Cooke, Pit (tripping), 19:14.
Martin, NJ (interference), 5:06; Langenbrunner, NJ (tripping), 9:37; Sykora, Pit (hooking), 12:44; Whitney, Pit (broken stick), 18:56; Gionta, NJ (slashing), 19:06.
Shots on Goal:
Pittsburgh 5-8-518. New Jersey 12-12-1337.
Pittsburgh 0 of 5; New Jersey 0 of 5.
Pittsburgh, Fleury 11-5-2 (37 shots-37 saves). New Jersey, Clemmensen 11-5-1 (18-17).
Bill McCreary, Ian Walsh.