Kovalchuk leads Devils to 5-2 win over Penguins

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, and the New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to four with a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

Anton Volchenkov, Dainius Zubrus, Zach Parise and David Clarkson also scored for the Devils, who remained perfect since the All Star break while equaling their season-best win streak. Kovalchuk has been the key to the surge with three goals and seven assists in the four games.

Martin Brodeur made 28 saves to improve to 11-2 in his last 13 decisions against Pittsburgh. He also got an assist on Clarkson's empty-net score in the closing seconds.

Matt Niskanen and Evgeni Malkin scored for the Penguins, who had won 9 of 10.