JAROMIR JAGR scored his 693rd career goal, Reid Boucher netted his first in the NHL and the New Jersey Devils beat the visiting Ottawa Senators, 5-2, last night.

Jagr moved past Steve Yzerman and into sole possession of eighth place on the NHL goals list, one behind Mark Messier for seventh. Jagr's first power-play goal of the season gave him a team-leading 12 goals.

Stephen Gionta scored a shorthanded goal during his first shift for the Devils (14-15-6) after an 11-game absence because of an ankle injury. Damien Brunner scored in the second and Eric Gelinas tallied in the third for New Jersey.

In another game

* At New York, Brandon Sutter scored in the shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Rangers, 4-3, in a shootout.

The Penguins were without defenseman Deryk Engelland, who was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL yesterday for a check to the head of Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader.

Pens center Evgeni Malkin sat out his second straight game because of a leg injury suffered 4 days earlier and is likely to miss tonight's game against Minnesota, too.


* St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen agreed to terms on a 3-year, $17.4 million contract extension. Steen, 29, is having the best season of his career with 22 goals and 36 points in 33 games.

* The Minnesota Wild placed goalie Josh Harding on injured reserve to allow him to make adjustments to the medication he takes to treat multiple sclerosis.