Series (Game 1 of 1)

New Jersey leads 1-0

Game 1: Tuesday, January 17th

Devils 5

(23-18-5, 51 pts)

Blues 3

(10-29-5, 25 pts)

8:00 PM ET, January 17, 2006

Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 T
NJ 2 1 25
STL 0 1 23

B. Gionta (Devils - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

D. Weight (Blues - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

P. Elias (Devils - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 3

New Jersey (22-18-5) at St Louis (10-28-5) 8:00 pm EST

New Jersey (22-18-5) at St Louis (10-28-5) 8:00 pm EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Martin Brodeur looks to continue his climb towards the top of the NHL's all-time goaltending wins list when the surging New Jersey Devils visit the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

The defending two-time Vezina Trophy winner, Brodeur recorded his 423rd career win Sunday as the Devils posted their sixth straight victory with a 3-2 shootout triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Brodeur made 29 saves in the contest and increased his save percentage to .944 in the month of January. With a win Tuesday, he will pass Hall of Famer Tony Esposito for sole possession of fifth place on the all-time list.

Brian Gionta scored his team-leading 26th goal, defenseman Colin White netted the game-tying tally to force overtime and Viktor Kozlov scored the game-winner in the shootout for the Devils, who have yielded just eight goals over their six-game run.

New Jersey figures to be a heavy favorite against a St. Louis squad which has tallied a total of just seven times during its current six-game skid.

Rookie goaltender Curtis Sanford made 33 saves Sunday, but the Blues failed to muster much offense in their 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Mike Sillinger scored his team-leading 15th goal for St. Louis, which enters the contest with a league-low 25 points this season.