NEWARK, N.J. -- 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.
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.
None of that mattered as the Devils stunned the Blues with goals by Fayne and Carter only 2:51 in.
Fayne got it started with a high floater from the right point...