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Need to Know: Carolina's Chris Terry scored the only shootout goal. Scott Gomez, Michael Cammalleri and Adam Henrique missed against Carolina's Anton Khudobin.
The Hurricanes outshot the Devils 30-15 in regulation. Cory Schneider had 32 saves in regulation and OT, when he stopped Rion Hainsey on a breakaway.
Hainsey tied it at 1 with 8:01 left in regulation; Stephen Gionta scored with 6:28 left in the first period for the Devils.
Schneider had won his last three starts against Carolina, going 3-0-0 with a 1.34 GAA and a .953 save percentage.
Three shots in the second period matched the Devils' season low, set Nov. 7 at Detroit and Nov. 21 at Edmonton. Carolina had a 15-3 edge in shots in the period, 21-8 in the first two periods combined.
Jordin Tootoo took down the 'Canes Tim Gleason during a second-period fight. It was Tootoo's first fight since Dec. 13, the Devils' seventh of the season and second in two games.
New Jersey has lost seven of eight games (1-4-3) since Dec. 9.
Before Tuesday, Jaromir Jagr leads the Devils with 76 shots on goal, the fewest by any team leader this season. Jagr also leads all active skaters with 113 career points and 76 career assists vs. the Carolina franchise (including seasons in Hartford).
What's Next: The Devils visit the Rangers Saturday at 7 p.m.