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Devils look for second straight victory

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New Jersey (20-11-3) at St. Louis (14-19-3), 8:00 p.m. EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The New Jersey Devils finally snapped out

of a scoring funk in the first contest of a three-game road


Seeking their second straight victory, the Zach Parise and the

Devils visit the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

The Devils, who are 13-4-1 in their past 18 games, trudged

through a two-game losing streak while failing to notch a goal

for a team-record 159 minutes, 18 seconds.

However, Travis Zajac had a goal and two assists and Parise and

Patrik Elias each tallied as New Jersey cruised to a 4-2 victory

over the New York Rangers in a battle of Atlantic Division foes

on Saturday.

Parise now has 39 points in his last 30 games, and has scored in

16 of those.

Scott Clemmensen continued to shine in goal, finishing with 31

saves and improving to 12-5-1. Called into action last month

after an injury to star netminder Martin Brodeur, Clemmensen has

posted an impressive 2.15 goals-against average this season.

St. Louis continues to be plagued by inconsistency and has won

consecutive games just once since a three-game winning streak

from November 21-25.

Brad Boyes has a team-leading 17 goals for the Blues, who have

lost eight of their last 10.