On a night the New Jersey Devils retired the No. 27 of former captain Scott Niedermayer, their current captain sent the fans home happy.
Zach Parise scored a goal and set up three others, including a short-handed tally by Adam Henrique that ignited a game-turning, three-goal second period, and the Devils beat the Dallas Stars 6-3 on Friday night before a sellout crowd of 17,625.
''When you get a full house, you want to put on a show, no question, and these are the special nights where you really feel like you want to contribute,'' Parise said. ''A lot of guys did.''
No one did it better than Parise. His steal and assist on Henrique's goal that tied it at 2-2 was a thing of beauty. He stripped the puck from defenseman Stephane Robidas at the Dallas blue line, skated into the zone and found Henrique between the circles for a one-timer.
Devils coach Peter DeBoer called the play special.
''Guys are remembered for certain goals,'' DeBoer said. ''Niedermayer for the goal against Detr...