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.
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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.