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Canadian Press
11/18/2006 9:45:18 PM

TORONTO (CP) - Martin Brodeur stopped 33 of 34 shots Saturday night and helped his New Jersey Devils escape the Air Canada Centre with a 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Some would also call it pure theft.

Only Darcy Tucker was able to beat Brodeur, preventing the superstar goalie from moving into a tie with Glenn Hall for third all-time in all-time shutouts. Brodeur, named the game's first star, remains at 83, one behind Hall.

Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrik Elias had the goals for the low-scoring Devils, who improved to 12-6-1 despite sitting 27th in the NHL in goals per game.

The Leafs, who fell to 11-6-4, are perhaps beginning to feel the loss of captain and top scorer Mats Sundin, scoring only two goals in the past two games. Still, the Leafs peppered Brodeur, especially in the third period when they had 18 shots on goal, but could only solve him once.

Mikael Tellqvist was the surprise starter for Toronto after J.S. Aubin fell ill with the flu hours before the game.

Langenbrunner opened the scoring in a boring affair when he quickly turned around at the top of the faceoff circle and ripped a slapshot past Tellqvist with 3:09 to go in the second period.

Elias made it 2-0 at 12:16 of the third period with a flub of a shot that hit Leafs defenceman Brendan Bell and fluttered over a sprawled Tellqvist.

Tucker gave the home team some hope when his slapshot from just inside the blue-line beat Brodeur five-hole with 3:37 left in the third period, a strange way for Brodeur to lose the shutout after making much harder saves throughout the game.

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