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Julio Cortez, Associated Press
Dallas Stars' Vernon Fiddler (38) competes for the puck with New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, N.J. — Zach Parise made sure the night the New Jersey Devils honored former captain Scott Niedermayer ended on a winning note by scoring a goal and setting up three others in a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday.

David Clarkson, rookie Adam Henrique, Ilya Kovalchuk, Petr Sykora and Patrik Elias also scored as the Devils won their third straight and snapped the Stars' and rookie goaltender Richard Backman's three-game winning streak.

Johan Hedberg finished with 33 saves for the Devils.

Michael Ryder, Brendan Morrow and Toby Petersen scored for the Pacific Division-leading Stars, who went 3-2 on a road trip that covered 6.500 miles.

Niedermayer, who helped the Devils win the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003 while wearing No. 27, became the third Devils player to have his number retired.