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Kovalchuk, Clarkson power Devils past Penguins 3-1 for 5th straight win

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    New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk, center, is greeted by teammates on the bench after scoring in the second period of the NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

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    Pittsburgh Penguins' Robert Bortuzzo (41) and New Jersey Devils' Ryan Carter (20) fight just four seconds into the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Both were penalized for fighting. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

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    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (92) looks to the net where New Jersey Devils' David Clarkson scored a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

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    New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg (1) makes a save on Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

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    The puck goes over the arm of New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg (1) as Pittsburgh Penguins' Tyler Kennedy (48) and Matt Cooke watch behind Devils' Marek Zidlicky (2) in the second period of the NHL hockey game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson scored less than two minutes apart in the second period as the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.

It was the second time New Jersey beat Pittsburgh in as many games after the Devils ended the Penguins' five-game winning streak in the first of installment of the home-and-home series Saturday.

Clarkson's power-play goal at 13:20 of the second period to make it 3-0 was his second of the game and team-leading ninth goal of the season. Johan Hedberg made 23 saves and the former Penguins goalie won his first game in five starts in Pittsburgh as a member of the visiting team (1-4-1).

Tomas Vokoun made 20 saves in his first start at home and James Neal scored Pittsburgh's only goal 15 seconds into the third period. Sidney Crosby, whose season-high six-game points streak ended Saturday, was held without a point for the second straight game.