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Devils still have edge over Rangers

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NEWARK, N.J. — David Clarkson scored twice and set up New Jersey’s other goal, and Pat Elias matched his career best with three assists to lead the Devils to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last spring’s Eastern Conference finals.

Devils center David Clarkson scores one of his goals against Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist on Tuesday.  JULIO CORTEZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
JULIO CORTEZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Devils center David Clarkson scores one of his goals against Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist on Tuesday.

The Devils won that series in six games, and they still had the Rangers’ number in getting 24 saves from Martin Brodeur.

PENGUINS 4, ISLANDERS 2

In Uniondale, N.Y., James Neal staked Pittsburgh to an early lead, and Marc-Andre Fleury and the rest of the team then held on to beat New York.

Pittsburgh looked plenty comfortable when it took a 3-0 lead 1:44 into the third period on Brandon Sutter’s goal, but the Islanders stormed back just as it seemed they would be shut out at home for the second game in a row.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, CAPITALS 2

In Washington, James Van Riemsdyk scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season, while Korbinian Holzer scored on just the fourth shot of his NHL career. Toronto is 4-1 on the road – and only 1-4 at home.

KINGS 4, BLUE JACKETS 2

In Columbus, Ohio, Mike Richards provided late insurance with his first goal of the season and Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots to lead Los Angeles.

FLAMES 4, RED WINGS 1

In Detroit, Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist to lead Calgary.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 19 saves before being replaced by Leland Irving to start the third period because of a lower-body injury.

SENATORS 4, SABRES 3

In Ottawa, Chris Neil scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the second period and Craig Ander­son made 20 saves for the Senators, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

FLYERS 2, LIGHTNING 1

In Philadelphia, Tom Sestito scored his first two goals in three years to lead the Flyers.

Ilya Bryzgalov made 21 saves, shutting down the NHL’s highest-scoring team to help the Flyers win their second game in a row and improve to 4-6.

PREDATORS 6, BLUES 1

In St. Louis, Martin Erat had a goal and two assists, Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots and Nashville broke out of a season-long scoring slump with three first-period goals.

JETS 3, PANTHERS 2 (OT)

In Winnipeg, Bryan Little scored on a power play to lift the Jets. Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart also scored for the Jets.

Jonathan Huberdeau and Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers.


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