NEWARK, N.J. -- Defenseman Adam Larsson scored his first goal in nearly two years and it proved to be the game-winner as the New Jersey Devils defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, on Saturday night at Prudential Center.
Goaltender Martin Brodeur made 27 saves as the Devils improved to 4-1-1 in their last six games.
Left wing Jaromir Jagr scored twice and defenseman Andy Greene added another for the Devils. Left wing Chris Kunitz scored the Penguins' only goal.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 18-of-21 shots for the Penguins, who have lost four of five.
The Penguins controlled every aspect of the first period and were poised to the head to the locker room in a scoreless tie. The Devils mustered two shots in the first 19:40 of the period, but their third shot of the period gave them a 1-0 lead.
Greene intercepted a pass by Penguins defenseman Kris Letang near the blue line, fired a quick shot that deflected off Penguins forward Craig Adams and squeezed through Fleury and across the blue line with 18.4 seconds left in the period.
Kunitz responded with his ninth goal of the season at 4:18 of the second period to tie the score, 1-1. Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky was unable to control the puck at the attacking blue line, allowing Kunitz to beat Brodeur on a breakaway.
Larsson put the Devils ahead, 2-1, with 1:38 let in the second period with his first regular-season goal since Nov. 26, 2011, a span of 96 games.
The 21-year-old took a cross-ice pass from center Travis Zajac and wristed a shot that beat Fleury to the stick side.
Jagr added an insurance goal with 5:54 left in the third period. Letang fumbled the puck in his own zone, allowing Jagr to capitalize with his sixth goal of the season.
Jagr tacked on an empty-net goal with 1:17 remaining.
NOTES: Penguins C Zach Sill made his NHL debut. The 25-year-old from Truro, Nova Scotia, was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and played in 272 career AHL regular-season games before being called up from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday. ... Sill took the place of C Joe Vitale, who was a healthy scratch. Vitale has zero goals and four assists in 18 games this season. ... Devils D Anton Volchenkov missed his second straight game because of a lower-body injury. ... The Devils will embark on a three-game Western trip starting Wednesday in Anaheim, with stops in Los Angeles on Thursday and San Jose on Saturday.