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Helm scores 2 goals, Red Wings beat Devils 3-1

  • Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm celebrates his goal on New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm celebrates his goal on New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) blocks a shot by Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm (43) as Devils defenseman Jon Merrill (7) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) blocks a shot by Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm (43) as Devils defenseman Jon Merrill (7) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) and New Jersey Devils center Tim Sestito (12) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) and New Jersey Devils center Tim Sestito (12) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Darren Helm scored two goals, and the Detroit Red Wings held off the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Helm's unassisted tally with 4:25 left gave the Red Wings a two-goal cushion. Henrik Zetterberg had scored the go-ahead goal 1:24 earlier for Detroit, which got 12 saves from Jimmy Howard.

Cory Schneider made 25 saves for the Devils, whose lone goal was scored by Joe Whitney. He gave New Jersey a 1-0 lead with 4:23 remaining in the second period.