NHL Wrap: Brodeur scratched; Devils lose

NHL Wrap: Brodeur scratched; Devils lose
February 24, 2013, 9:15 pm
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James van Riemsdyk makes his first return to Philadelphia since being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. JVR coming back to the Wells Fargo Center is just one of many Flyers storylines to keep an eye on this week (see story).

Meanwhile, are the Flames thinking of putting veteran Jarome Iginla on the trade block, and if so, will the Flyers go after him (see story)?

Now, here's a review of Sunday's action around the NHL:

Devils lose fourth of last five
NEWARK, N.J. -- Evander Kane scored a breakaway goal in the second period, and Andrew Ladd added some insurance in the third to lift the Winnipeg Jets over the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday.

Zach Bogosian scored in the first period, and Grant Clitsome had a power-play goal in the second for the Jets, who have won three of the first four of a five-game trip that concludes Tuesday in New York against the Rangers. Ondrej Pavelec made 26 saves.

Travis Zajac and Steve Bernier had goals for New Jersey, but the Devils (10-5-4) lost their fourth in five games and their second at home this season. Johan Hedberg, a late-minute replacement for Martin Brodeur, stopped 23 shots.

Brodeur left the ice in pregame warmups because of "a little soreness," the Devils said (see full recap).

Bruins cruise past Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Boston Bruins made the most of their special teams play.

Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic scored first-period goals, and the Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Sunday.

Chris Kelly had a power-play goal in the second, and Daniel Paille added an empty-net goal. Tuukka Rask stopped 34 shots for the Bruins (11-2-2), who won their third straight game and are off to their best start since the 1976-77 season.

The Bruins have killed 21 straight penalties, including a four-minute power play at the end of the second period and beginning of the third (see full recap).

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