Mike Cammalleri scored twice, Cory Schneider made 36 saves and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Andrew Hammond made 18 saves. The Senators lost for the seventh time in 10 games despite outshooting New Jersey 28-11 over the final two periods.
The Devils jumped one point ahead of the Senators and into the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with 45 points.
Lee Stempniak had a short-handed empty-net goal with 16 seconds left. Cammalleri scored both his goals in the first period.
The Senators started the second period on the power play for 45 seconds and had two additional power plays during the period, including one fter an embellishment penalty on Bobby Farnham. The winger flew through the air and then slid several feet clutching his knee trying to draw a penalty from captain Erik Karlsson.
Cammalleri scored during the second of three New Jersey power plays in the first 10:30 of the game. He rushed down the right side and beat Hammond to the short side off the post at 9:11.
Cammalleri got another goal from almost the same spot when he turned and one-timed a turnover just between the post and Hammond's arm with 1:52 left.
NOTES: Jared Cowan, Michael Kostka and Dave Dzurzynski were scratches for the Senators. Scratches for the Devils were Tuomo Ruutu, Eric Gelinas and Tyler Kennedy. ... Senators F Alex Chiasson played his 200th NHL game while teammate Cutis Lazar played in his 100th. ... The Senators recalled defensemen Kostka (scratched) and Fredrik Claesson from Binghamton of the AHL prior to Wednesday's game. ... The Senators are 1-5-0 in the second half of back-to-back games this season. The Devils improved to 2-1-2 in second games when playing on consecutive nights. ... The Senators are off until Sunday, when they open a brief two-game trip in Chicago. ... The Devils return home to face Dallas on Saturday.