Martin Brodeur got his 600th career win with his
second straight shutout and the New Jersey Devils beat the
Thrashers 3-0 on Tuesday night in Ilya Kovalchuk's return to
Kovalchuk, the former Thrashers captain who was traded to the
Devils two months ago, didn't score but returned to see the
Thrashers eliminated from playoff contention for the ninth time in
their 10-year history.
Dean McAmmond, Zach Parise and Travis Zajac scored and Brodeur stopped 19 shots.
The Devils began the night tied with Pittsburgh for first place
in the Atlantic Division and second place in the Eastern
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