Zach Parise made sure the night the New Jersey Devils honored former captain Scott Niedermayer ended on a winning note by scoring a goal and setting up three others in a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday.

David Clarkson, rookie Adam Henrique, Ilya Kovalchuk, Petr Sykora, and Patrik Elias also scored as the Devils won their third straight and snapped the Stars' and rookie goaltender Richard Backman's three-game winning streak.

Michael Ryder, Brendan Morrow, and Toby Petersen scored for the Pacific Division-leading Stars.

Niedermayer, who helped the Devils win the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000, and 2003 while wearing No. 27, became the third Devils player to have his number retired.

Sens score 5 in 2d period

Jason Spezza had two goals and two assists, and Jared Cowen also had four points to lead the host Ottawa Senators to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins


Daniel Alfredsson scored his 398th NHL goal and added two assists, and Erik Karlsson also had three points.

Colin Greening scored 25 seconds into the second, and Zenon Konopka netted Ottawa's fifth goal of the period with 5.7 seconds left, increasing the Senators' lead to 5-3.

Pittsburgh's Steve Sullivan had a goal and two assists as the teams combined for eight goals in the middle period after a scoreless first.

Elsewhere: Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist to help lift the host Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ryan Miller made 29 saves for the Sabres (16-12-3), who won for the third time in six games. . . . Sean Bergenheim's scored Florida's two goals in regulation, and Stephen Weiss connected for the shootout winner as the host Florida Panthers beat the Calgary Flames, 3-2. . . . Ray Emery stopped 24 shots, and Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa each had a goal and an assist for the host Chicago Blackhawks, who beat the Anaheim Ducks, 4-1, for their fourth straight win.

Milbury charged

Police in Massachusetts said they have charged former Boston Bruins player and coach Mike Milbury with assaulting a 12-year-old pee-wee hockey player who was jawing with his son.

Brookline Police Capt. Tom Keaveney said Milbury, an assistant coach on his son's team, allegedly grabbed, threatened, and shook the opposing player as the teams were shooting around following a Dec. 9 game at a town-owned rink. The boy wasn't hurt, Keaveney said.

Milbury, 59, of Needham, is an NHL analyst with NBC Sports, which said Friday he had been taken off the air.

- Associated Press