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Devils Break Out Offensively With 5 Goals

Adam Henrique scored twice, Jaromir Jagr netted the 699th goal of his career and the New Jersey Devils had a rare goal-scoring binge in defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Thursday night.

Patrik Elias, New Jersey Devils
Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils tries to keep the puck from Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets at Prudential Center in Newark. (Elsa, Getty Images)

Ryane Clowe also scored and the special teams tallied twice on the power play and once short-handed as the Devils opened the post-Olympic break with a much-needed win if it wants to make the playoffs after missing last season.

Patrik Elias added a goal and two assists and Cory Schneider made 17 saves as New Jersey salvaged the final game of its four-game season series with Columbus (1-2-1).

Artem Anisimov scored for the Blue Jackets and set up one by Marian Gaborik.

The Devils, who had the NHL’s second-fewest goals (135) before the break, tallied three times in the 2:45 span early in the first period against Sergei Bobrovsky in taking the lead for good.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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