NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise scored
shootout goals and the New Jersey Devils won their second straight game, beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Thursday night.
Johan Hedberg, who replaced an injured Martin Brodeur at the start of the second period, made easy stops on Simon Gagne and Anze Kopitar on the Kings’ shootout chances to send Los Angeles to its second straight loss.
Patrick Elias scored in regulation for New Jersey and Gagne got his first goal as a King to open the game.
Hedberg was perfect in goal, finishing with 16 saves. Jonathan Quick, who was beaten on backhanders by Kovalchuk and Parise in the shootout, was outstanding making 36 saves.
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