Carolina’s Joakim Nordstrom scored on a rebound with 1 minute 29 seconds left, and the Hurricanes defeated the Devils, 3-1, in Newark on Tuesday night in a game between teams fading from playoff contention.
Derek Ryan, playing his first N.H.L. game at age 29, also scored as the Hurricanes ended a three-game losing streak with their third win in eight games. Eddie Lack was outstanding in making 29 saves, and Nathan Gerbe scored into an empty net with 21.2 seconds to go.
Adam Henrique scored for the Devils, who lost their third straight and their sixth in seven games. Cory Schneider had 17 saves.
With the score tied at 1 late in the third period, Elias Lindholm juggled the puck on his stick at center ice and skated in on Schneider, who stopped his shot. But Nordstrom was in the right spot when the puck came to him to the left of the net, and he put it in the…