Devils continue historic road success with 5-2 win at Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Erik Haula, Nikita Okhotiuk and Ryan Graves scored in the second period, and the New Jersey Devils became the first NHL team to win 17 of its first 20 road games in the beating the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Saturday. night.

Tomas Tatar had a power-play goal, Jesper Bratt scored an empty net and Jack Hughes had two assists as the surprising Devils improved to 17-2-1 on the road, including six straight wins. Mackenzie Blackwood made 34 saves, stopping Kevin Fiala’s penalty shot in the third period.

“It was like a week or two ago when (Devils coach) Lindy (Ruff) put in our home run and walked off the bench. And it’s probably the first time we’ve to see that it was him,” said Haula.

Fiala and Anze Kopitar hit on the power play, but Jonathan Quick allowed four goals on 27 shots and the three-game winning streak ended.

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