Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Mired in a 10-game losing streak and with their fading playoff hopes hanging on by a thread, New Jersey got the game it needed from its best player.
Martin Brodeur turned aside 23 shots for his 121st career shutout as the Devils took a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
New Jersey hadn't won a game since March 23rd, which was Brodeur's 666th career victory. At the time, the Devils occupied the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference, but now the team is on the outside looking in as they are six points back of the Rangers with five games to play.
Ryan Carter, Matt D'Agostini and Adam Henrique scored the goals for the Devils, who came into the game having been blanked by Toronto and Ottawa.
The Flyers, meanwhile, came into the contest having won two straight in an attempt to claw their way into a playoff spot, but this loss has all but eliminated the team as they are seven points back with four games to play.
Ilya Bryzgalov gave up two goals on 30 shots in the loss.