Patrik Elias had two goals and two assists to help the surging New Jersey Devils beat the slumping Ottawa Senators, 5-1, in Newark, N.J. last night.
Zach Parise had four assists, Brian Gionta, Johnny Oduya and Travis Zajac also scored, and Scott Clemmensen made 24 saves in the Devils' 11th win in their last 14 games. Clemmensen is 10-1-1 in 12 decisions.
Elias extended his points streak to nine games, and it was his 169th multipoint game, tying John MacLean's team record.
In other games:
* At Buffalo, Ryan Miller stopped 40 shots in earning his third shutout of the season, 5-0, over Los Angeles. Five players scored for Buffalo, with Derek Roy getting a goal and two assists.
* At Calgary, Duncan Keith's goal 23 seconds into overtime gave Chicago a 3-2 win over the Flames.
* At Edmonton, Corey Perry's shootout goal lifted Anaheim to a 3-2 win over the Oilers. Erik Cole's power-play goal with 6:57 left in regulation tied it for Edmonton.
* At Minneapolis, Colton Gillies scored his first NHL goal, giving Minnesota the lead in the second period and sparking the Wild to a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
* Capitals goalie Jose Theodore came off injured reserve yesterday, and Simeon Varlamov was reassigned to their AHL affiliate Hershey after winning his first two NHL starts in goal.
* Pittsburgh has re-signed forward Maxime Talbot to a 2-year contract.
* St. Louis defenseman Eric Brewer had surgery yesterday to repair a herniated disk in his back, and will be out indefinitely.
* Vancouver's Sami Salo will be out 4 weeks with a broken rib suffered during Wednesday win over Edmonton. *