NHL Game Summary - New Jersey at Los Angeles|
(Tuesday, October 25th)
Final Score: New Jersey 3, Los Angeles 0
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Johan Hedberg made 31 saves to pick up his
first shutout of the season, as the New Jersey Devils cooled off the Los
Angeles Kings, 3-0.
Dainius Zubrus had two goals for the Devils, who snapped a two-game skid.
Patrik Elias added a goal and an assist.
"We believe [the Kings] are one of the better teams and have a lot of skill
plays and good players on their team," Zubrus said. "First game of the road
trip and to win the way we did it's a good confidence boost and we've got to
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who had recorded a franchise-record three
straight shutouts, was given the night off. Jonathan Bernier made his second
start of the season and turned aside 20-of-23 shots for the Kings, who had a
four-game winning streak snapped.
"Bernier was fine," Kings head coach Terry Murray said. "Bernier I thought
made some big stops. We gave up some quality chances in the first period. He
played well. This was not about the goaltending. This is all about managing
the puck and turnovers and giveaways that ended up being very easy goals
Zubrus broke a scoreless tie at the 13:12 mark of the second period. The puck
stayed in the crease after Bernier made a save. Zubrus crashed the net and
guided the puck past Bernier. Zubrus went sliding across the crease as the
puck crossed the line.
The Devils made it a 2-0 game over two minutes later. Petr Sykora's cross-ice
pass found Elias in the right circle. Elias' shot beat Bernier at the 15:31
With 1:34 to play in the second, Zubrus made it a 3-0 contest. Following a
neutral-zone turnover, Zubrus beat Bernier with a shot from the top of the
The Devils beat the Kings in a shootout on October 13...Hedberg now has 18
career shutouts...Quick is the first goaltender in Los Angeles history to post
three whitewashes in a row and holds a current shutout streak of 188 minutes
and 10 seconds...Bernier allowed four goals on 26 shots in his first
appearance of the year, a loss to Buffalo on October 8...There was only three
penalties in the game...The Kings have been involved in shutouts four straight
games (the last time that happened was during the 2000-01 season)...The Kings
5-2-1 record is tied for the fifth-best eight-game start in club history.
10/26 01:46:55 ET