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

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

Fiala and Anze Kopitar scored on the power play, but Jonathan Quick allowed four goals on 27 shots and the Kings snapped a three-game winning streak.

The Devils opened the game with three goals in the second after both teams found the back of the net on the power play in the first.

Haula scored on a 2-on-1 with 2:37 left to give New Jersey a 2-1 lead.

Kopitar tied the score at 6:48 by deflecting a Drew Doughty shot from the blue line, but the Devils regained the lead 52 seconds later when Okhotyuk beat Quick under his right guard with a long shot.


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