New Jersey ended a 10-game losing streak that all but wiped out its playoff chances. It was the first win for the Devils since March 23.
They were in seventh place in the Eastern Conference at the time, but since then have plummeted out of post-season contention. New Jersey is six points behind the eighth-place New York Rangers with five games remaining.
Adam Henrique added an empty-net goal with 1:13 to go.
The three goals represented an offensive outburst for the Devils, who had been shut out in their previous two outings by Toronto and Ottawa.
Bryzgalov gave up two goals on 30 shots.
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