Rangers deny Brodeur 500th victory

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/r/rangersdevil_ap.jpg' class='caption'> Jagr and Dubinsky scored second-period goals against Martin Brodeur, spoiling the New Jersey Devils goalie's second chance at 500 NHL wins.

Updated: November 16, 2007 09:56 IST
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Newark, New Jersey:

Jaromir Jagr and Brandon Dubinsky scored second-period goals against Martin Brodeur, spoiling the New Jersey Devils goalie's second chance at 500 NHL wins and lifting the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory on Wednesday.

After the teams traded goals in the opening 2 minutes, Dubinsky snapped a 1-1 tie - off an assist from Jagr - to give the Rangers a lead they didn't relinquish.

Rangers rookie defenseman Marc Staal gave New York a 4-1 lead 4:13 into the third period with his first NHL goal.

That was enough to keep Brodeur stuck at 499 wins, second only to league record-holder Patrick Roy, who retired with 551.

Brodeur, who made 20 saves, will have to wait until at least Friday to get the milestone victory when the Devils face the New York Islanders.

Jamie Langenbrunner scored twice for the Devils in his first game following offseason surgery.

Blue Jackets 4, Blackhawks 2

At Columbus, Ohio, Rick Nash, Sergei Fedorov and Jason Chimera each had a goal and an assist, and Columbus snapped a four-game skid.

Dan Fritsche also scored for Columbus.

Defensemen Duncan Keith and Dustin Byfuglien scored for Chicago, which had won three straight and five of six.

Fritsche made it 3-1 at 9:58 of the second period, roofing a backhand centering pass from Chimera on a giveaway by Jason Williams.

Pascal Leclaire made 16 saves for Columbus, improving to 8-4 on the year.

Lightning 6, Hurricanes 1

At Tampa, Florida, Vincent Lecavalier had three goals and two assists to set a team record with his sixth consecutive multipoint game, leading Tampa Bay to the win.

Lecavalier scored twice and also assisted on goals by Paul Ranger and Martin St. Louis during a five-goal second period that put the Lightning ahead 5-0.

The center, who has five goals and 11 points over his past six games, completed the hat trick with a short-handed breakaway goal with 5:09 remaining in the third.

Johan Holmqvist made 28 saves for the Lightning, who have won four in a row after a six-game skid. Tampa Bay also got a goal from Vinny Prospal.

Jeff Hamilton scored for Carolina, which has lost just twice - both to Tampa Bay - in its last six games.

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