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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
'Canes snap Devils' winning streak

By Katie Strang

After stringing together five straight wins to claim the top spot in the East, the Devils surrendered their first regulation loss at home Tuesday with a 4-2 defeat to Carolina.

It was another big night for Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty. After recording four points in a 6-4 win over the Islanders on Monday, Tlusty tallied twice for Carolina in the third to halt the Devils' season-high winning streak.

The Devils remain in first place in the East with 19 points, but saw their lead whittled to one point as the Bruins earned a point with a late-game rally against the Rangers that forced overtime.

New Jersey hosts the Flyers at Newark's Prudential Center on Friday.