SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Panthers lost their 12th straight game, shut down again by goalie Martin Brodeur in the New Jersey Devils’ 5-1 victory Wednesday night.

Colin White, Grant Marshall and Brian Gionta scored in a span of 1:33 in the first period for New Jersey, and Alexander Mogilny and Scott Gomez each added a goal in the second. Brodeur made 24 saves, improving to 30-8-7 against the Panthers in his career.

Roberto Luongo allowed five goals on 19 shots before being pulled for Jamie McLennan at 15:30 of the second. McLennan made 16 saves. Jozef Stumpel scored in the second for Florida, his first goal of the season.

Florida is 0-8-4 since its last win at Pittsburgh on Oct. 25 and is one defeat from tying the team record for consecutive losses set from Feb. 7 to March 23, 1998.

Referee Don Van Massenhoven left in the third period after he was hit in the face by a puck. The remaining 17 minutes were played with only three officials.

Mogilny took a pass from Vladimir Malakhov and redirected it past Luongo to make the score 4-0 at 2:23 of the second. Gomez made it 5-0 at 4:40.

White’s goal, his first of the season, came from the top of the right circle. His shot bounced off the post and into the net at 16:53. Marshall picked up a loose puck and beat Luongo under the glove just 26 seconds later to make the score 2-0. Gionta poked in the puck from in front at 18:26.

Notes: Brodeur hasn’t lost on the road to the Panthers since April 9, 1997. … Panthers C Joe Nieuwendyk returned to the lineup after missing 14 games with a back injury.

AP-ES-11-23-05 2145EST

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