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Clarkson, Parise score on power play, lift Devils over Capitals

Sep 24, 2006 - 11:33 PM HERSHEY, Pennsylvania (Ticker) -- The New Jersey Devils look like they are going back to their old ways.

David Clarkson and Jordan Parise each scored a power-play goal to help lead the Devils to a 3-1 preseason victory over the Washington Capitals.

Habitually a low-scoring squad before rule changes facilitated increased scoring last season, the Devils scored five goals in a preseason shutout of Boston on September 17. But they netted just two tallies in three ensuing losses.

New Jersey (2-3) has scored only 10 goals in five preseason games while surrendering eight.

The Devils took a 2-0 first-period lead on Clarkson's power-play goal at 4:30 followed by Olli Malmivaara's shorthanded tally at 13:43. Malmivaara's goal came when he put his own rebound past Washington goaltender Olaf Kolzig.

Parise gave the Devils a 3-0 lead on a 5-on-3 power play at 13:50 of the third period.

Ben Clymer scored the only goal for Washington (1-1-1), which went 0-for-8 on the power play.

New Jersey goaltender Scott Clemmensen stopped 20 of 21 shots after taking over at 10:53 of the second period for Martin Brodeur, who steered aside all 13 shots faced.

Kolzig stopped 15 of 18 shots.

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