Devils’ comeback falls short in overtime loss to Kings

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LOS ANGELES — The Devils battled to unit overtime, but it wasn’t capable successful the ned.

Alex Iafallo rapidly scored successful the other league Friday nighttime to springiness the Los Angeles Kings their 4th consecutive win, 3-2 implicit the New Jersey Devils.

The Kings’ Arthur Kaliyev scored a power-play goal, Adrian Kempe besides had a extremity and Calvin Petersen made 21 saves.

Pavel Zacha tied it up with 24 seconds remaining successful the 3rd play to salvage a constituent for the Devils, who person mislaid 3 straight. Jesper Bratt had a goal, and Mackenzie Blackwood made 26 saves successful his play debut aft undergoing country connected his bottommost successful June.

After Zacha bushed Petersen implicit his near enarthrosis with a wrist changeable from the close circle, the Kings recovered to triumph it connected a one-timer successful the slot by Iafallo, who has 4 goals and 3 assists during a five-game constituent streak.

Alex Iafallo (19) is congratulated by near  helping  Phillip Danault (24) aft  beating Mackenzie Blackwood for the game-winning overtime extremity   successful  the Devils' 3-2 overtime nonaccomplishment   to the Kings.Alex Iafallo (19) is congratulated by near helping Phillip Danault (24) aft beating Mackenzie Blackwood for the game-winning overtime extremity successful the Devils’ 3-2 nonaccomplishment to the Kings.AP

The Kings had 3 power-play opportunities successful the 3rd earlier yet cashing successful connected Kaliyev’s wrist changeable done postulation with astir 4 minutes near to spell up 2-1. It was his 2nd consecutive crippled with a extremity and 3rd successful his past four.

Bratt scored connected a breakaway disconnected Nico Hischier’s agelong walk to necktie it astatine 1 astatine 3:19 of the 3rd period. Hischier threaded his walk successful down 2 Kings successful the neutral portion to acceptable up Bratt’s 2nd goal.

Kempe enactment the Kings up with 2 seconds near successful the 2nd period, tapping successful Dustin Brown’s walk done the crease. Damon Severson was astatine the apical of the overgarment but near Kempe unsocial astatine the acold station to people for the 2nd consecutive game. He has 2 goals and 2 assists during a three-game constituent streak.

Los Angeles won 4 of 5 connected its five-game homestand.


Devils guardant Alexander Holtz, the seventh wide prime successful the 2020 draft, made his NHL debut and played 15 minutes and 25 seconds. … New Jersey defenseman Dougie Hamilton did not play aft sustaining a lower-body wounded against Anaheim connected Tuesday.