The New Jersey Devils won their third straight game at the Barclays Center, defeating the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Monday night.
“Tonight was a really great game for us,” said defenseman Kyle Palmieri, who scored his first NHL goal.
“It was the most fun I’ve had playing here in a while.
I’m really excited about the way we played.””
I feel like we have the same level of confidence, so it’s going to be fun to go into the next game, but I feel like if we get a couple of good opportunities, I’m not going to think about it too much.
It’s just going to feel like an open game.
We have to get better as a team.”
Palmieri had one assist, one penalty shot and three shots on goal.
The Devils had their best start of the season against the Kings, going 1-0-0, and went on to win their first game at home since March 10, with a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.
The Kings have won three straight at home, but are 5-1-0 at Barclays Center since March 11, and will be playing their final regular season game of the regular season against their division rival in Game 6 on Thursday.
The New Jersey Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs also both scored, as well as the Toronto Maple Leaf.
The Isles won 4-2 in overtime and 2-1 in regulation.
The game was delayed due to rain and the Devils were still down 2-0.