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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, right, takes the puck away from New Jersey Devils forward Joe Whitney, left, during Whitney's NHL debut in the first period Friday in Newark, N.J.
Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, right, takes the puck away from New Jersey Devils forward Joe Whitney, left, during Whitney's NHL debut in the first period Friday in Newark, N.J.
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NEWARK, N.J. — Jaromir Jagr set up two goals and tied former teammate Mario Lemiuex for 10th on the NHL’s career assists list as the New Jersey Devils beat Washington 2-1, handing the fading Capitals their seventh straight loss Friday night.


Stephen Gionta and Adam Henrique scored and Cory Schneider continue his stellar play in net, stopping 30 shots to give New Jersey its second straight win and points in eight of nine games.


The two assists for the remarkable 41-year-old Jagr gave him 1,033 in his 20-year NHL career. He is only seven behind Marcel Dionne for the ninth.


Jason Chimera scored for the Capitals, whose seven-game slide is their longest since late 2010. This was the second game they played without All-Star Alex Ovechkin, out with a lower-body injury.


Avalanche 3, Panthers 2


SUNRISE, Fla. — Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers.


Jamie McGinn and Paul Stastny also scored for Colorado and Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves.


Colorado won for the fifth time in six games.


Tom Gilbert and Scottie Upshall scored for Florida. Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots. The Panthers lost for the first time in three games.


Red Wings 4, Canadiens 1


DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Kronwall and Gustav Nyquist each had a goal and an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings past the Montreal Canadiens.


Riley Sheahan also scored for Detroit, which won its second straight at home for the first time since October. Jonas Gustavsson made 30 saves.


Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal, and Carey Price 22 stopped shots.


Kronwall gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead with 3:31 left in the second period. He scored his sixth goal of the season on a one-timer from the slot after Nyquist’s pass went off Gallagher’s stick.


Nyquist added his eighth goal with 1:19 remaining in the game.


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