Mark Fayne and Ryan Carter scored 24 seconds apart early in the first period to spark the New Jersey Devils to a 7-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

Eric Gelinas of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his goal with teammates at Prudential Center in Newark. (Elsa, Getty Images)

Jaromir Jagr, Ryane Clowe, Adam Henrique, Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas added goals and the Devils celebrated a return to the snow-bound Prudential Center after losing three of four on the road. The seven goals were a season high, both ways. It was the biggest outburst by the Devils, and the most surrendered by the Blues.

Cory Schneider, 3-0-2 in his last five appearances, made 26 saves.

The game went on as scheduled despite a heavy snowstorm that held the crowd to an announced turnout of 2,000.

Alexander Steen scored for the Blues who sported two impressive marks coming in: they were 14-2-1 against Eastern Conference foes and 15-5-3 on the road.

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