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Brodeur makes 16 saves in leading Devils over Bruins in what might be his final game for NJ

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    Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson, of Sweden, (21) shoots for a goal past New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (The Associated Press)

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    As fellow goalie Cory Schneider, background, looks on, New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur warms up in the goal before an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Newark, N.J., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (The Associated Press)

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    New Jersey Devils' Marek Zidlicky, front right, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal with the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Newark, N.J., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (The Associated Press)

Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs later this week.

The soon-to-be 42-year-old Brodeur is in the final year of his contract and is likely to test the free-agent market now that he has become the backup to Cory Schneider.

Defenseman Marek Zidlicky scored twice and Travis Zajac once for the Devils, who have now missed the playoffs two straight seasons after making the Stanley Cup finals in 2012.

Loui Eriksson scored for Boston, which rested eight starters, including Zdeno Chara and No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask.