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PHOTOPhotograph by Al Bello/ Getty ImagesOVERSTRETCHED Despite bending over backward to loosen up between periods of a home game against the Devils last Saturday, the Islanders' Rick DiPietro couldn't backstop his team to a victory. New Jersey won 2--0 on netminder Martin Brodeur's 11th shutout of the year.