TORONTO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Ed Belfour made 38 saves for his league-leading fifth shutout of the season Saturday night and Travis Green scored the game's lone goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the New Jersey Devils, 1-0.
After losing Curtis Joseph to free agency, the Leafs signed the 37-year-old Belfour, who many said was on the downside of his career, to a two-year contract.
Belfour has been outstanding, entering Saturday's contest with better numbers than Joseph, who signed with defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit.
Belfour continued his big season in this one, making 24 saves over the first two periods before turning aside 14 shots in the third. He recorded his 63rd career shutout, most among active goaltenders.
Belfour came up big in the waning moments of the game on a New Jersey power play, twice robbing Scott Gomez to preserve the shutout. Belfour has won his last five starts and is 10-3-0 in his last 13 appearances.
Green scored 12:53 into the first for the Leafs, who have won six straight home games.