Patrik Elias scored the only goal in the shootout, Martin Brodeur earned his fourth shutout in the last 10 games, and the New Jersey Devils beat the New York Rangers 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Elias connected in the fourth round, snapping a shot past Henrik Lundqvist's glove.
With the shutout, Brodeur extended his NHL record to 107, making 51 saves through overtime and four more in the shootout.
Lundqvist stopped 45 through overtime to earn his second shutout this season.
As was the case all game, Brodeur was razor-sharp in the shootout, stopping Erik Christensen, Ales Kotalik. Marian Gaborik and Brandon Dubinsky.
Elias ended the suspense, giving the Eastern Conference leading Devils their 15th win in the last 19 games.
It also ended a frantic stretch for the Devils as they took the ice for the fourth time in five nights. Friday's game in Newark was suspended midway through the second period due to a lighting malfunction at the Prudential Center. They headed to Montreal for a 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday. Then it was back to New Jersey Sunday evening for completion of the suspended game, a 4-2 win by Tampa Bay.
The scoreless opening period was played at a high tempo with few whistles and the Rangers holding a 13-10 edge in shots.
Things got wilder in the second, but neither team could find the net.
The Rangers were solidly in control the first 10 minutes of the period. Their best chance came when Brian Boyle broke in alone on Brodeur. Boyle went looking for a five-hole opening that wasn't there as Brodeur squeezed the pads to make the save.
The last half of the period was a battle of power plays. The Devils had a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:39 with Lundqvist making a pad stop on Brian Rolston's point shot. The Rangers had 18 shots in the period to 12 for the Devils.
The drama continued into the third with Brodeur denying Gaborik's tip attempt with 8 minutes remaining. The Rangers held a 45-41 edge in shots at the end of regulation.
Gaborik came close to ending in the overtime, banking a shot off Brodeur that rolled through the crease.
Notes: Vinny Prospal returned after missing seven games for arthroscopic the knee surgery. Prospal jumped right back onto the top line with Marian Gaborik and Erik Christensen ... The Rangers' scratches were LW Aaron Voros and RW Enver Lisin. ... The Devils' scratches were RW Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, LW Andrew Peters and D Matthew Corrente. ... New York's 51 shots were the most allowed by the Devils this season.