Anze Kopitar and Tanner Pearson scored in the opening 1:46, and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night.
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez capped their three-goal first period and Peter Budaj stopped 24 shots in his 21st win of the season. Jeff Carter had the primary assist on the first two goals.
Kyle Quincey scored in the third period for New Jersey, which has lost five straight at home.
Los Angeles, which had dropped five of its last seven, was outstanding on special teams. Kopitar scored a power-play goal on the Kings' first shot and New Jersey failed to capitalize on four power plays, including a 1:44 two-man advantage midway through the first period.