The New Jersey Devils, surprise leaders of the Eastern Conference, dumped Pittsburgh in a home-and-home series on this snowy weekend, defeating the previously red-hot Pens by identical 3-1 scores. The Devils have won five in a row and David Clarkson continued his terrific start with his eighth and ninth goals in Sunday’s win. He is tied for second in the NHL in goal scoring. Johan Hedberg, the once-upon-a-time Penguin, did the job Sunday as he turned aside 23 of 24 shots for the Devils, who are tied for third in goals allowed per game. The Penguins had been riding a five-game win streak before the lost weekend against the Devils, and a lack of discipline and timely scoring has set them back on their heels.