RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Dainus Zubrus scored two goals and the New Jersey Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday night.
Travis Zajac scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection in the second period to help the Devils earn a point in their seventh straight game.
They improved to 4-0-3 during a stretch that has given their playoff chances a significant boost.
Jeff Skinner scored for Carolina, which had its two-game winning streak snapped. The Hurricanes had kept their faint playoff hopes alive by earning points in their previous five games.
Cory Schneider stopped 26 shots for the Devils, including all eight he faced in the third period of his second straight victory.
Anton Khudobin made 20 saves in his first loss since March 25.