Wedgewood Notches 1st Career Shutout as Devils Top Pens 3-0 - NBC New York

Wedgewood Notches 1st Career Shutout as Devils Top Pens 3-0



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    Devils goalie Scott Wedgewood recorded his first career shutout. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Kyle Palmieri scored twice in the first period and Scott Wedgewood stopped 39 shots for his first career shutout as the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Thursday night.

    Palmieri, who set career highs with 29 goals and 52 points, has a four-game points streak. He scored twice early and Wedgewood held off the high-scoring Penguins until Adam Henrique sealed the win for the Devils with his 27th of the season midway through the third period.

    New Jersey has won five of seven.

    Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 21 saves as Pittsburgh snapped a season-high six-game winning streak. The Penguins ended a run of nine straight games against Metropolitan Division opponents at 7-2. They remained four points behind the second-place New York Rangers in the division, and one point ahead of the fourth-place, who hold the Eastern Conference's first wild card spot. 

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