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NHL roundup: Jiri Tlusty lifts Hurricanes past Devils

The Hurricanes’ Jiri Tlusty scored an empty-netter to seal the win over the Devils.

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The Hurricanes’ Jiri Tlusty scored an empty-netter to seal the win over the Devils.

Jiri Tlusty scored two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat New Jersey, 4-2, Tuesday night in Newark, snapping the Devils’ five-game winning streak.

Jussi Jokinen and Patrick Dwyer also scored for Carolina, which went 4-1-1 to conclude a six-game road trip.

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With Carolina on the power play, Tlusty flipped a shot toward the net that bounced off Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador and over goalie Martin Brodeur at 7:25. Eric Staal picked up an assist, extending his point-scoring streak to 10 games.

Tlusty later added an empty-netter to seal the win.

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Ilya Kovalchuk and Ryan Carter scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Devils, who lost in regulation for the first time at home this season (5-1-1). New Jersey had won seven straight at home against Carolina.

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