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7 Devils net goals in clobbering of Blues

– Mark Fayne and Ryan Carter scored 24 seconds apart early in the first period to spark New Jersey to a 7-1 win over St. Louis.

Jaromir Jagr, Ryane Clowe, Adam Henrique, Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas added goals and the Devils celebrated a return to the snow-bound Prudential Center after losing three of four on the road. The seven goals were a season high, both ways. It was the biggest outburst by the Devils, and the most surrendered by the Blues.

Cory Schneider, 3-0-2 in his last five appearances, made 26 saves.

The game went on as scheduled despite a heavy snowstorm that held the crowd to an announced turnout of 2,000.

PANTHERS 4, SABRES 3: In Buffalo, N.Y., Ed Jovanovski scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in his 1,100th career game to lead Florida.

Drew Stafford scored twice and Steve Ott also scored for Buffalo.

ISLANDERS 5, RANGERS 3: In New York, Thomas Vanek scored a power-play goal with 4:38 left to rally the Islanders from two goals down for a second straight day.

HURRICANES VS. FLYERS, ppd.: In Philadelphia, the game was postponed because of the snowstorm that clobbered the Northeast. The game will be played at 6 p.m. today at the Wells Fargo Center.

SENATORS 2, CAPITALS 0: In Washington, Kyle Turris and Jason Spezza scored and Craig Anderson made 34 saves for Ottawa.

With Alex Ovechkin sidelined with a lower-body injury, Washington generated few quality scoring chances, failing to convert on four power plays.

BLUE JACKETS 5, KINGS 3: In Columbus, Ohio, R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead Columbus to its franchise-record seventh straight win.

Nathan Horton scored in his 600th NHL game, Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist and Ryan Johansen also scored for the Blue Jackets.

STARS 4, WILD 0: In Dallas, Erik Cole and Ray Whitney scored power-play goals, and Dallas stopped a three-game losing streak.

Kari Lehtonen made 18 saves as the Stars won for the second time in its last 11 games.

MAPLE LEAFS 5, AVALANCHE 2: In Denver, Phil Kessel scored twice and James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist for Toronto, which earned its sixth straight win.

Rookie Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals for the Avalanche, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere had 19 saves in relief of Semyon Varlamov.

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