Hedberg helps Devils blank Islanders 2-0

Hedberg helps Devils blank Islanders 2-0
February 3, 2013, 5:56 pm
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New Jersey Devils' Adam Larsson, right, battles for the puck with New York Islanders' Michael Grabner during the second period of the NHL hockey game on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Johan Hedberg made 22 saves for his 22nd career shutout and the New Jersey Devils beat the New York Islanders 2-0 Sunday.

Steve Bernier scored for New Jersey in the third period and David Clarkson added an empty-netter to help the Devils snap a four-game winless streak (0-1-3).

While neither the Islanders nor Devils was able to break through in the opening 55 minutes, both teams alternated periods in which they controlled play. New York outshot the Devils 10-7 in a high-tempo first period, while New Jersey implemented its trademark defensive system in the second.

Hedberg's biggest save came 8:08 into the third period when he stoned New York right wing Michael Grabner on a short-handed breakaway with the game scoreless.