Deslauriers, Oilers shut out Devils

Published March 07, 2010

| AP

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jeff Deslauriers made 22 saves for his third shutout of the season, and Gilbert Brule and Marc Pouliot scored in the Edmonton Oilers' 2-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.

Edmonton also beat Minnesota on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Last overall in the NHL, the Oilers are 6-25-2 in their last 33 games.

Martin Brodeur stopped 33 shots for the Devils.

New Jersey, coming off a 5-3 loss in Calgary on Friday night after opening its three-game trip with a victory in San Jose, is 2-10-1 in its last 13 road games.

Edmonton opened the scoring 1:23 into the second. Patrick O'Sullivan tracked down a puck behind the New Jersey net and put in front to Brule. His quick shot banked in off of Brodeur for his 14th goal and 30th point of the season.

Deslauriers made a quick glove save on Patrik Elias, then stopped Ilya Kovalchuk on a partial breakaway early in the third.

The Oilers stretched their lead not long after when Robert Nilsson dove to make a pass to Pouliot, who blew a shot past Brodeur for his fourth of the season.

NOTES: The game was the only meeting this season between the teams. ... Devils forward Dean McAmmond left the game favoring his shoulder after taking a second-period hit from Zack Stortini.