NHL Game Summary - New Jersey at Los Angeles|
(Saturday, October 30th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 3, New Jersey 1
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jonathan Quick stopped 39 shots to help the
Los Angeles Kings take a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center.
Jarret Stoll had a goal and two assists, Justin Williams had a goal and an
assist while Michal Handzus added a power-play goal for the Kings, who have
won four of five.
"The bottom line is winning games in the National Hockey League, and I'm very
pleased by the fact that we came back [from the road trip] and got two
points," said Kings head coach Terry Murray. "It was a very hard game for us
and I like the way we dug in. I know they out-played and out-shot us in the
third period, but in critical times we responded."
Matt Taormina scored the lone goal for the Devils, who have dropped four of
their last five and failed to win consecutive games for the first time this
year. Martin Brodeur was tagged with all three goals on 23 shots.
"Tonight's game was tough," said New Jersey head coach John MacLean. "A couple
of mistakes and it's in the net. We pushed it a little in the third period,
but we weren't getting the scoring we needed."
It's been a tough season for the Devils thus far as the team is dead last in
the NHL with just seven points and has given up 39 goals while scoring just
20 for a league-worst minus-19.
Williams scored on a snap shot at the 6:52 mark of the first for the only goal
of the frame and a 1-0 Los Angeles lead.
The Kings took a 2-0 advantage at the 9:32 mark of the second on Handzus'
The Devils got on the board just over a minute later when Taormina scored on a
wrist shot for his third marker of the season.
Los Angeles, though, got it back just 24 seconds later when Stoll's backhander
found its way past Brodeur.
Quick was on his game in the third period as he stopped 20 shots in the frame
to guide the Kings to the win.
Los Angeles hosts Tampa Bay on Thursday...New Jersey plays the fifth of a six-
game road trip in Vancouver on Monday...The Kings have taken three straight
over the Devils...Los Angeles went 1-for-3 on the power play while the Devils
failed to score on either of their two opportunities.
10/31 02:07:02 ET