Greiss, Is­landers shut down Devils

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NEW YORK — Thomas Greiss made 35 saves for his first shutout of the sea­son, and the New York Is­landers beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Satur­day night for their fifth straight win.

It was Greiss’ ninth ca­reer shutout. Dat­ing to Oct. 28, Greiss has al­lowed just four goals on 114 shots.

Jor­dan Eberle, Brock Nel­son and Scott May­field scored for New York (8-4-1), which im­proved to 6-0-0 against the Metropoli­tan Di­vi­sion this sea­son. Josh Bai­ley had two as­sists to ex­tend his point streak to eight games.

New Jersey (5-5-1) lost for the sixth time in seven games. Keith Kinkaid had 30 saves.

The Devils came up empty on two early power-play chances be­fore the Is­landers grabbed the lead on Eberle’s power-play goal 7:43 into the game. With Jean-Se­bastien Dea in the box for hook­ing Adam Pelech, Eberle tapped in An­ders Lee’s re­bound for his fourth of the sea­son, and third in New York’s last three games.

PREDATORS 1, BRU­INS 0: Goalie Pekka Rinne cel­e­brated his 36th birth­day and a new con­tract ex­ten­sion by shut­ting out Bos­ton.

Rinne stopped 26 shots to notch his 53rd ca­reer shutout and sec­ond this sea­son. The Predators an­nounced be­fore the game that they had signed the Vez­ina Tro­phy win­ner to a two-year ex­ten­sion worth $10 mil­lion tak­ing him through the 2020-21 sea­son, and Rinne went out and won his 316 ca­reer vic­tory.

This is the sec­ond time Rinne has notched a shutout on his birth­day af­ter sign­ing a con­tract ex­ten­sion. He made 35 saves in a 3-0 win at Ari­zona on Nov. 3, 2011, af­ter sign­ing a seven-year, $49 mil­lion deal.

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