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.
Quick gave the Kings a chance to get to overtime and shootout with a brilliant third period and overtime. He stopped Petr Sykora and Kovalchuk on good chances in the third period and made a late save on Elias in overtime.
Hedberg also had a couple of clutch stops. He got a piece of Justin Williams' shot with 6:11 left in...