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Devils Win Playoff Rematch

  • New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, left, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, left, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, left, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, left, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) celebrates with teammate David Clarkson, center right, after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) celebrates with teammate David Clarkson, center right, after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) celebrates with teammate David Clarkson, center right, after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) celebrates with teammate David Clarkson, center right, after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New York Rangers right wing Darroll Powe, bottom, is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus, of Lithuania, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New York Rangers right wing Darroll Powe, bottom, is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus, of Lithuania, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New York Rangers right wing Darroll Powe, bottom, is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus, of Lithuania, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New York Rangers right wing Darroll Powe, bottom, is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus, of Lithuania, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, bottom right, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, bottom right, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, bottom right, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, bottom right, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Joe Vitale (46) defends New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) in the first period of their NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Joe Vitale (46) defends New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) in the first period of their NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, left, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, left, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) celebrates with teammate David Clarkson, center right, after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) celebrates with teammate David Clarkson, center right, after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • New York Rangers right wing Darroll Powe, bottom, is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus, of Lithuania, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • New York Rangers right wing Darroll Powe, bottom, is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus, of Lithuania, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, bottom right, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, bottom right, makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Joe Vitale (46) defends New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) in the first period of their NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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 last night in their first meeting since last spring’s Eastern Conference finals.

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

Rangers nemeses Adam Henrique ended that series with an overtime goal in Game 6, and he picked up right where he left off, scoring in close five minutes after the opening faceoff to give the Devils a lead they would never lose.

Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who have yet to jell this season despite adding scoring star Rick Nash. Henrik Lundqvist had 19 saves.

Maple Leafs 3, Capitals 2

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, leading the Maple Leafs over slumping Washington.

Ben Scrivens made 24 saves for the Maple Leafs, who broke a two-game losing streak and maintained their road-ice advantage in the early part of the season. Toronto is 4-1 on the road — and only 1-4 at home.

Michal Neuvirth made 18 saves for Washington.

Penguins 4, Islanders 2

Uniondale, n.y. — James Neal staked Pittsburgh to an early lead, and Marc-Andre Fleury and the rest of the Penguins 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 suddenly stormed back just as it seemed they would be shut out at home for the second straight game.

Michael Grabner began the comeback at 3:14, and Brad Boyes — moved up to the top line for this game — made it 3-2 just 35 seconds later when he flung a shot past Fleury, who was sprawled on the ice.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma called timeout and settled down his club, which won its fourth straight dating to a home loss against the Islanders last Tuesday.

Kings 4, Blue Jackets 2

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

Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Slava Voynov also scored while Justin Williams had three assists for the reigning Stanley Cup champions, who began the night 14th in the Western Conference with six points — two more than last-place Calgary and one fewer than Columbus.

Flames 4, Red Wings 1

Detroit — Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist to lead Calgary past Detroit.

Jarome Iginla, Curtis Glencross and Mark Giordano also scored for Calgary. Mike Cammalleri had two assists and Miikka Kiprusoff made 19 saves before being replaced by Leland Irving to start the third period because of a lower-body injury. Irving stopped six shots.

Johan Franzen scored for Detroit and Jimmy Howard made 19 saves.

Flyers 2, Lightning 1

Philadelphia — Tom Sestito scored his first two goals in three years to lead Philadelphia over Tampa Bay.

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

The Lightning, who entered averaging 4.9 goals per game, had dominated the series, winning seven of the previous nine meetings.

Senators 4, Sabres 3

Ottawa — Chris Neil scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the second period and Craig Anderson made 20 saves as Ottawa hung on for a victory against Buffalo.

Erik Karlsson, Chris Phillips and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Ottawa, and Peter Regin picked up his first points of the season with two assists.

The win snapped a two-game Senators’ losing streak as Anderson allowed more than two goals for the first time in nine games this season.

Predators 6, Blues 1

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.

Ryan Ellis, Rich Clune and Nick Spaling scored in the opening period for Nashville, which won its third in a row. The Predators entered with an NHL-low 12 regulation goals in their first eight games.

St. Louis lost its second straight after winning four in a row from Jan 24-31.

Nashville completed a 4-2-1 road trip, tying the longest in franchise history. St. Louis beat the Predators 3-0 on Jan. 24, the second leg of the trip.

Rinne improved to 3-2-3 this season. Colin Wilson had three assists for the Predators.