TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Dainius Zubrus tied a team record with four goals to help New Jersey win its season-high fourth straight game, 7-3 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.
Zubrus, who entered with two goals this season, completed his four-goal effort in the third with a breakaway goal at 7:22 and on a shot from the slot with 5:22 left to play.
Mike Rupp, Zach Parise and Brian Gionta had the other New Jersey goals.
Radim Vrbata, Martin St. Louis and Ryan Malone scored for the Lightning, who are 1-1-2 under interim coach Rick Tocchet.
Lightning starting goalie Mike Smith didn't play due to an undisclosed lower-body injury, and was replaced by Olaf Kolzig. He received little support from his teammates and was replaced by Karri Ramo after the Devils went ahead 5-0 with 8:21 left in the second.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jason Arnott and Shea Weber scored two goals apiece to help the Predators to an easy win over the Hurricanes.
Scott Nichol also scored for Nashville, which never trailed and had little trouble ending a two-game losing streak. Martin Erat had two assists, while Dan Ellis finished with 24 saves.
Nashville scored the game's first four goals and killed off a series of early Carolina power plays to take control. The Hurricanes tried to make it interesting with a pair of goals early in the final period, but Carolina couldn't recover from its awful start.
Matt Cullen had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes. Chad LaRose also had a goal for Carolina.