Larkin scores, Mrazek has 22 saves as Red Wings blank Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored on a breakaway and Petr Mrazek made 22 saves as the Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Monday night.
Mrazek, appearing in an eighth straight game, earned his second shutout of the season and seventh of his career.
Cory Schneider stopped 20 for the Devils, who saw their three-game winning streak snapped.
Larkin scored on a nifty backhander to polish off the breakaway at 9:20 of the first period.
Brad Richards hit Larkin with a long lead pass as Larkin slipped behind the Devils’ defense and deked Schneider down to the ice. It was the 14th goal for Larkin, tops among rookies.