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Brodeur stops 19 of 20, assists on game-winner as Devils beat Pens

Dec 31, 2013, 4:33 PM EST

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Tuesday was the Martin Brodeur show in New Jersey.

The veteran netminder did it all against Pittsburgh at the Prudential Center, turning aside 19 shots while notching the second assist on Michael Ryder‘s game-winning tally as the Devils beat the Pens 2-1 to close out 2013.

Brodeur was nonchalant about registering the 44th assist of his career.

“I almost gave up the puck,” he told the Star-Ledger. “I got lucky on the assist. I’ll take it.”

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The win moved the Devils to 17-16-1 on the year, though it was not all smiles as veteran forward Patrik Elias needed to be helped off the ice following a first-period collision with Tanner Glass. Elias looked shaken up leaving the ice and didn’t return to the game, and head coach Peter DeBoer said the club would update his condition tomorrow morning.

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