Palmieri, Hedberg lead Devils past Stars

Nick Palmieri scored a power-play goal with 5:37
left and Johan Hedberg stopped 19 shots for his 17th NHL shutout as
the New Jersey Devils extended their season-high winning streak to
eight with a 1-0 victory over the slumping Dallas Stars on Tuesday
With newly acquired Dallas defenseman Alex Goligoski in the
penalty box for hooking, Ilya Kovalchuk mis-hit a shot from the
left point, but Palmieri was set up to the right of the net and he
deflected the puck past Kari Lehtonen for his sixth goal.
The assist gave Kovalchuk an 11-game point streak.
The surging Devils are 16-1-2 in their last 19 to move closer to
playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.