NEWARK, N.J. - Patrik Elias had two goals and two assists last night to help the surging New Jersey Devils trounce the slumping Ottawa Senators, 5-1.

Brian Gionta, Johnny Oduya and Travis Zajac also scored for the Devils, while Zach Parise added four assists.

Goalie Scott Clemmensen, ably subbing for the injured Martin Brodeur, made 24 saves in the Devils' 11th win in their last 14 games.

Clemmensen, making his first career start against Ottawa, is 10-1-1 in his last 12 decisions.

Jarkko Ruutu scored for Ottawa. The Senators are 1-4-1 in their last six games.

Ottawa 0 1 0 – 1

New Jersey 2 1 2 – 5

First period:

1, New Jersey, Gionta 9 (Martin, Elias), :40. 2, New Jersey, Oduya 3 (Parise, Elias), 14:28 (pp).

Penalties:

Neil, Ott, major (fighting), 12:02; Leach, NJ, major (fighting), 12:02; Spezza, Ott (goaltender interference), 12:29.

Second period:

3, Ottawa, Ruutu 3 (Kelly, Phillips), 8:37 (sh). 4, New Jersey, Elias 14 (Zajac, Parise), 19:06 (pp).

Penalties:

Mottau, NJ (tripping), 5:31; Ottawa bench, served by Spezza (too many men), 7:57; Brookbank, NJ (high-sticking), 16:35; Schubert, Ott (holding), 18:56.

Third period:

5, New Jersey, Zajac 9 (Langenbrunner, Parise), 12:09. 6, New Jersey, Elias 15 (Parise, Martin), 14:39 (pp).

Penalties:

Vermette, Ott (interference), 14:03; Oduya, NJ (interference), 16:53.

Shots on goal:

Ottawa 3-10-12–25. New Jersey 7-11-8–26.

Power-play opportunities:

Ottawa 0 of 3; New Jersey 3 of 4.

Goalies:

Ottawa, Auld 9-8-4 (26 shots-21 saves). New Jersey, Clemmensen 10-3-1 (25-24).

A:

13,242 (17,625). b 2:15.

Referees:

Mike Leggo, Kelly Sutherland.

Linesmen:

Mike Cvik, Don Henderson.

Sabres 5, Kings 0

Los Angeles 0 0 0 – 0

Buffalo 1 2 2 – 5

First period:

1, Buffalo, Roy 10, 16:05.

Penalties:

Ivanans, LA (roughing), 17:05; Kaleta, Buf (roughing), 17:05; Mair, Buf (slashing), 18:34.

Second period:

2, Buffalo, Mair 4 (Butler, Vanek), 2:33. 3, Buffalo, MacArthur 7 (Stafford, Roy), 6:56.

Penalties:

D.Gauthier, LA, double minor (roughing), 11:46.

Third period:

4, Buffalo, Stafford 8 (Roy, Pominville), 3:01 (pp). 5, Buffalo, Ellis 1 (Peters), 14:33.

Penalties:

Greene, LA (interference), 1:35; Brown, LA (slashing), 3:18.

Shots on Goal:

Los Angeles 13-12-15–40. Buffalo 6-8-9–23.

Power-play opportunities:

Los Angeles 0 of 1; Buffalo 1 of 4.

Goalies:

Los Angeles, LaBarbera 5-8-4 (15 shots-11 saves), Quick (3:01 third, 8-7). Buffalo, Miller 14-9-2 (40-40).

A:

18,147 (18,690).

T:

2:15.

Referees:

Eric Furlatt, Francois St. Laurent.

Linesmen:

Thor Nelson, Brad Kovachik.

Wild 4, Islanders 1

N.Y. Islanders 0 1 0 – 1

Minnesota 0 1 3 – 4

First period:

None.

Penalties:

Gillies, Min (high-sticking), 4:57; Guerin, NYI (slashing), 7:48; Park, NYI (hooking), 10:43; Pock, NYI (delay of game), 15:34; Johnsson, Min (slashing), 19:40.

Second period:

1, N.Y. Islanders, Park 7 (Weight, Streit), 3:28 (pp). 2, Minnesota, Veilleux 3 (Sheppard, Miettinen), 19:03.

Penalties:

Bergeron, Min (interference), 2:47; Miettinen, Min (hooking), 3:19; Guerin, NYI (tripping), 4:54.

Third period:

3, Minnesota, Gillies 1 (Boogaard, Kolanos), 4:28. 4, Minnesota, Koivu 11 (Johnsson), 12:10. 5, Minnesota, Bouchard 6 (Pouliot, N.Schultz), 14:34.

Penalties:

Kolanos, Min (delay of game), 15:33.

b N.Y. Islanders 7-3-6–16. Minnesota 11-15-13–39.

Power-play opportunities:

N.Y. Islanders 1 of 5; Minnesota 0 of 4.

Goalies:

N.Y. Islanders, J.MacDonald 10-15-3 (39 shots-35 saves). Minnesota, Backstrom 15-10-2 (16-15).

A:

18,568 (18,064).

T:

2:17.

Referees:

, Dean Morton.

Linesmen:

Lonnie Cameron, Pierre Champoux.

Blackhawks 3, Flames 2

Chicago 0 2 0 1 – 3

Calgary 1 1 0 0 – 2

First period:

1, Calgary, Bourque 11 (Iginla, Conroy), 6:44.

Penalties:

Bourque, Cal (hooking), 2:01; Bolland, Chi (slashing), 13:24; Byfuglien, Chi (hooking), 16:39.

Second period:

2, Chicago, Bolland 6 (Ladd, Campbell), 1:08. 3, Chicago, Kane 15 (Barker, Campbell), 6:24 (pp). 4, Calgary, Moss 10 (Bourque), 8:32.

Penalties:

Pardy, Cal (tripping), 1:44; Bertuzzi, Cal (slashing), 5:28; Eager, Chi (slashing), 9:30; Fraser, Chi (hooking), 17:21.

Third period:

None.

Penalties:

None.

Overtime:

5, Chicago, Keith 4 (Toews, Seabrook), :23.

Penalties:

None.

Shots on Goal:

Chicago 10-11-9-1–31. Calgary 11-11-12-0–34.

Power-play opportunities:

Chicago 1 of 3; Calgary 0 of 4.

Goalies:

Chicago, Khabibulin 10-1-4 (34 shots-32 saves). Calgary, Kiprusoff 18-10-3 (31-28).

A:

19,289 (19,289).

T:

2:20.

Referees:

Dennis LaRue, Brad Meier.

Linesmen:

Brad Lazarowich, Steve Miller.

Ducks 3, Oilers 2

Anaheim 1 1 0 1 – 3

Edmonton 0 0 2 0 – 2

Anaheim won shoot-out 1-0

First period:

1, Anaheim, R.Niedermayer 7 (S.Niedermayer), 19:39 (sh).

Penalties:

Perry, Ana (goaltender interference), 2:45; Gagner, Edm (slashing), 5:01; Carter, Ana (tripping), 8:38; Staios, Edm (hooking), 12:17; Pronger, Ana (interference), 17:51.

Second period:

2, Anaheim, Perry 9 (Ryan, Getzlaf), 10:09 (pp).

Penalties:

Souray, Edm (cross-checking), :16; Moreau, Edm (slashing), 7:51; Horcoff, Edm (hooking), 9:54; Getzlaf, Ana (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:15; Smid, Edm (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:15; R.Niedermayer, Ana (interference), 15:14; Gagner, Edm (tripping), 15:44; S.Niedermayer, Ana (high-sticking), 17:06; Hemsky, Edm (goaltender interference), 17:53; Moreau, Edm (slashing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:10.

Third period:

3, Edmonton, Brodziak 6 (Stortini, Visnovsky), 6:32. 4, Edmonton, Cole 4 (Pouliot, Gagner), 13:57 (pp).

Penalties:

Ryan, Ana (goaltender interference), 2:35; Getzlaf, Ana (interference), 11:03; S.Niedermayer, Ana (cross-checking), 11:12; Hedican, Ana (delay of game), 13:13; Festerling, Ana (tripping), 17:02.

Overtime:

None.

Penalties:

None.

Shootout:

Anaheim 1 (Perry G, Getzlaf NG, Ryan NG), Edmonton 0 (Pouliot NG, Hemsky NG, Gagner NG).

Shots on Goal:

Anaheim 11-17-4-4–36. Edmonton 14-17-21-1–53.

Power-play opportunities:

Anaheim 1 of 8; Edmonton 1 of 10.

Goalies:

Anaheim, Hiller 7-5-1 (53 shots-51 saves). Edmonton, Roloson 6-5-3 (36-34).

A:

16,839 (16,839).

T:

2:45.

Referees:

Dan O'Halloran, Dan O'Rourke.

Linesmen:

Lyle Seitz, Anthony Sericolo.