NEWARK, N.J. – Jaromir Jagr set up two goals and tied former teammate Mario Lemiuex for 10th on the NHL’s career assists list with 1,033 to help the New Jersey Devils beat Washington 2-1, handing the fading Capitals their seventh straight loss Friday night.
The 41-year-old Jagr is seven behind Marcel Dionne for ninth place.
Stephen Gionta and Adam Henrique scored and Cory Schneider stopped 30 shots for New Jersey. The Devils have won two straight and have earned points in eight of nine games.
Jason Chimera scored for Washington. The Capitals have lost 13 of 16 and the seven-game slide is their longest since late 2010. All-Star Alex Ovechkin missed his second straight game because of a lower-body injury.
RED WINGS 4, CANADIENS 1
DETROIT (AP)—Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Kronwall and Gustav Nyquist each had a goal and an assist and Detroit beat Montreal to win two straight at home for the first time since October.
Riley Sheahan also scored for Detroit, and Jonas Gustavsson made 30 saves.
Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal, and Carey Price stopped 22 shots.
AVALANCHE 3, PANTHERS 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP)—Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist in Colorado’s victory over Florida.
Jamie McGinn and Paul Stastny also scored for Colorado and Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves. The Avalanche won for the fifth time in six games.
Scottie Upshall scored twice for Florida, and Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots. The Panthers lost for the first time in three games.