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DEVILS 4, PANTHERS 2

Scott Niedermayer scored two goals and Randy McKay had a goal and an assist to lead New Jersey past slumping Florida.

The Devils snapped a seven-game winless streak in Miami and are 6-1 against Atlantic Division opponents.

Florida has dropped three straight at home and is 1-6-2 in its last nine games.

John MacLean's open-net goal with 30 seconds left gave him 700 career points (347 goals, 353 assists).

Martin Brodeur had 24 saves. Florida's John Vanbiesbrouck had 31 saves. He returned after missing three games because of a strained groin.

CANUCKS: A two-hour meeting involving representatives of ownership and the hockey staff produced no definite clues about who will be Vancouver's new general manager.

Steve Tambellini, senior vice president of hockey operations, hinted he may be a candidate, while coach Tom Renney is not. NHL vice president Brian Burke ruled himself out.

Pat Quinn was fired Tuesday in Washington just hours before the Canucks lost their eighth straight.

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