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Langenbrunner scores twice, adds assist as Devils slip by Senators 3-2

Zach Parise scored a goal and had two assists and rookie linemate Travis Zajac had a career-best three assists as New Jersey avenged an embarrassing 8-1 loss at Ottawa on Oct. 21.

Martin Brodeur, who gave up six goals in 34 minutes in that loss, came within 14-plus minutes of recording his 84th career shutout before Ottawa made the game interesting on third-period goals by Chris Neil and Daniel Alfredsson. Brodeur finished with 15 saves.

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The win was the Devils’ seventh in 10 games and their fourth straight at home, where they are 8-1-1 this season. Ottawa, which had the best record in the Eastern Conference last season, is now 2-7-1 in its last 10 games, 7-11-1 this season and last in the Northeast Division.