Ilya Kovalchuk scores on return from inj

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. - With every save he makes, Martin Brodeur is feeling like his old self.Brodeur stopped 29 shots, Patrik Elias had a goal and a sist, and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in his return from a groin injury Chris Long Jersey in the New Jersey Devils' 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.Playing in his fourth game since a shoulder injury forced him to mi s six, Brodeur's best save came with six minutes left in the second period when he snagged Jason Pominville's shot from point-blank range with his glove.Brodeur has allowed 10 goals since his return."The more I play, the more comfortable I feel going all out for certain saves," he said after his record 628th NHL regular-season win. "Near the end of the game a guy came around for a wraparound, and I swung my stick. That's the first time since my injury that I did it. I didn't think about it, and it didn't hurt, so I was like, ' Brandon Graham Jersey All right, this is good.' So now it's just one more little thing for me. It's a proce s."Brodeur stymied the Sabres for most of the night with his patented acrobatic saves. It also didn't hurt that his team set a season high for goals a day after netting three in a lo s at Boston."Hopefully it's something that we Mychal Kendricks Jersey can keep going," said captain Zach Parise, who started the scoring with a short-handed goal just two minutes in. "We're doing things a lot more aggre sively, which I think in the long run is going to help us produce more goals and give us more chances."But if that fails, they can always rely on Brodeur."He was our best player," Devils coach Peter DeBoer said. "When your goaltender is your best player like Marty was, and like he's been for New Jersey on a lot of nights over the Sidney Jones Jersey years, there's a comfort level."Mark Fayne, and David Clarkson also scored for the Devils (9-7-1), who won for the second time in three games.