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Jagr, Devils rally past Hurricanes 5-2

Created: 11/29/2013 8:05 PM

(AP) RALEIGH, N.C. - Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists, and the New Jersey Devils scored four goals in the third period of a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Jagr’s goal with 3:29 left was the 692nd of his career, tying him with Steve Yzerman for eighth on the NHL’s all-time list.

Adam Henrique scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 7:58 left after Andrei Loktionov tied it with 11:17 remaining.

Dainius Zubrus then added a goal off a deflection and also had an assist, after Mark Fayne scored an early goal to help the Devils snap a three-game losing streak.

Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal scored in the second period to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead.

Cory Schneider stopped 16 shots in his first start since Nov. 21 for New Jersey. Cam Ward made 26 saves in his fourth straight start for the Hurricanes.

The Devils trailed 2-1 entering the final period before the goals came in bunches.

Loktionov tied it with 11:17 left when his shot trickled past Ward. After a hooking penalty to Carolina’s Riley Nash, Henrique won an offensive-zone draw before chipping in the rebound of Eric Gelinas’ shot high past Ward to make it 3-2.

Zubrus then redirected a slap shot from Jon Merrill 1:50 later to put the Devils up by two goals. Jagr finished the scoring with his 36th career goal against the Carolina-Hartford franchise.

That huge third came after the Hurricanes _ who scored three goals in the second period of a 4-3 win over New Jersey two nights earlier _ struck twice in the middle period of this one.

Skinner tied it at 1-all 1:53 into the second when he whipped the rebound of Ryan Murphy’s shot past Schneider.

Then, after a melee in front of Ward created a 4-on-4 situation, Justin Faulk found Staal behind the Devils defensemen at the blue line. Staal beat Schneider low to his glove side on the breakaway that gave Carolina its first lead at 6:34.

That came after Fayne gave the Devils a 1-0 lead when he scored his first goal of the season with 1:40 left in the first. He fired a loose puck that beat a screened Ward high.

NOTES: The Devils activated D Anton Volchenkov from injured reserve before the game and had him in the lineup. ... Carolina D Mike Komisarek was in the lineup for just the seventh time this season and first since Nov. 18. ... Gelinas rang the left post with a slap shot with about 14 minutes left in the second _ seconds before the dust-up in front of Ward.

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