(WSCR) – The Blackhawks took on the New Jersey Devils and struggled. Chicago made a few comeback attempts but only came close until New Jersey scored two empty net goals in the third period.

Devils 5, Blackhawks 3.

CHICAGO (AP) – Rookie Bradley Mills scored his first NHL goal with 3:51 left in the third period to snap a tie, and the New Jersey Devils got past the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Wednesday night.

Devils goalie Martin Brodeur left the game in the second period with a bruised his right elbow. X-rays were negative.

With New Jersey leading Chicago 2-0 at 5:27 of the second period, the stick of Chicago forward Troy Brouwer appeared to hit the area around Brodeur’s blocker after he made a save on Patrick Kane.

Brodeur removed the blocker, shook his arm and rotated his wrist as the trainer attended to him.

Play then resumed, but Brodeur skated off the ice 21 seconds later following a stoppage in play. Brodeur finished with eight saves. He was replaced by Hedberg, who stopped 21 of 24 shots.

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