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Kings pounce on Devils early to end losing streak

“Schneider returned to the lineup after serving as backup for two straight games because of an illness. ‘It wasn’t so much about Cory as it was the team,’ Devils coach John Hynes said. ‘We gave up three quick goals and [Kinkaid] has played well so we switched it up. I thought Keith came in and did a good job.’

Ben Lovejoy: Devils need more fire following wins

“The Devils have now allowed three goals in the first period three times at home following a road victory — and for the second time, they ended on the losing side. They rallied to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-4, in a shootout on Nov. 23, before losing 4-2 to the Maple Leafs on Jan. 6.”

How Devils missed 2 big opportunities vs. Kings

“The first chance came when the Devils trailed 2-0 eight minutes into the first period, and the Kings gifted them a 5-on-3 power play for 1:44 when Trevor Lewis and Anze Kopitar drew penalties 16 seconds apart. Despite the lengthy two-man advantage, the Devils couldn’t score.”

SB Nation – All about the Jersey

New Jersey Devils Crushed by Los Angeles Kings, 3-1

“So two minutes into the game and the Devils were in deep. An optimist may point out that the Devils had fifty-eight minutes to get back into the game. And then the Devils demonstrated why optimism and this year’s squad really don’t go well together. The Devils struggled to make the right plays against a defensively sound Kings team.”