facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: Toronto 2, New Jersey 0

April 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM

TORONTO, April 15 (UPI) -- James Reimer posted a 31-save shutout and Phil Kessel netted the game-winner Monday in Toronto Maple Leafs' 2-0 whitewash of reeling New Jersey.

Reimer's shutout was his third of the season for Toronto, which strengthened its grip on the No. 5 in the Eastern Conference seed after notching at least one point in 13 of its last 14 games.

Phil Kessel's power-play goal with 6:32 left in regulation broke a scoreless tie and Jay McClement added an empty-netter.

Martin Brodeur needed to stop only 12 shots but yielded the decisive tally late as the Devils tumbled to a club record-tying 10th straight loss.

Last year's Stanley Cup runner-ups fell six points behind the eighth-seeded New York Rangers with six games to play.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Johnny Manziel has chance to start for Cleveland Browns
Gilbert Arenas banned from fair basketball game after dominating
Houston Astros bump Taylor Swift for possible playoff run
NFL, NFLPA engaged in Tom Brady settlement talks
Boston ends 2024 Summer Olympics bid