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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Palmieri and the New Jersey Devils have been struggling after a quick start to the season Scott Wedgewood Jersey Womens , but they hope Thursday night’s 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings can turn things around.Palmieri scored twice in a matchup of conference cellar dwellers as the Devils snapped a six-game losing streak and got just their third victory away from home.“This is a big road trip for us. We wanted to get off to a good start,” said Palmieri, who leads the Devils with 14 goals. “We scored timely goals and that’s what you need to do. It’s a fresh start. You can’t worry about what happened in October and November.”The right wing had seven goals in New Jersey’s first four games — all wins — but had been in a slump since then. Coming into Thursday, he had just one goal in his past nine games. He also had not fared well against the Kings, going without a goal in his last 13 games against Los Angeles and scoring only two in 18 meetings.Both his goals came on wrist shots that beat Jonathan Quick to his glove side.Palmieri opened the scoring on a power-play goal with six minutes remaining in the first period off a pass from Taylor Hall, who had three assists. Palmieri then put the Devils up for good, 3-2, midway through the second period on a snap shot.New Jersey was clinging to a 4-3 lead midway through the third when Nico Hischier provided an insurance goal. He got position in the slot and was able to redirect Sami Vatanen’s shot past Quick for his sixth of the season.Blake Coleman added a late empty-net goal for his ninth.Travis Zajac and Will Butcher each had a goal and an assist. Keith Kinkaid, pulled after allowing four goals in two periods during Monday night’s loss to Tampa Bay, bounced back with 29 saves.“I thought his puck play was strong and his decisions were good Conor Sheary Jersey Womens ,” Devils coach John Hynes said. “He did a good job of seeing pucks through traffic. He came up big for us in certain situations.”Brendan Leipsic, Adrian Kempe and Kyle Clifford scored for the Kings, who have dropped four of five and are last in the NHL with 21 points. Quick stopped 29 shots.Leipsic scored his first goal with Los Angeles and third of the season on a wrist shot from just inside the right circle that went through Kinkaid’s legs with four minutes remaining in the first to tie it at 1. The left wing was claimed off waivers from Vancouver on Monday and was playing in his second game for the Kings.Kempe’s goal in the second came on a pass from Drew Doughty. The assist by Doughty gave him 334 for his career and made him the franchise leader among defensemen, surpassing Rob Blake.“We’re obviously super frustrated. It’s another game that we didn’t perform well enough. It’s frustrating. It’s embarrassing. It’s a lot of things,” Doughty said.NOTES: RW Nikita Scherbak’s debut with the Kings was pushed back another game due to visa delays. The 23-year-old Russian, claimed off waivers Sunday from Montreal, could be on the ice for Los Angeles’ next game Saturday. … Zajak’s goal was only the ninth time since 2000-01 that the Devils have scored in the first 25 seconds of the second period. … Kempe has two goals in his past three games.UP NEXTDevils: Continue their three-game road trip Sunday at Anaheim.Kings: Host the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Anders Nilsson finally had his hard work rewarded with a victory.Loui Eriksson scored his second goal of the night late in the third period and Nilsson stopped 44 shots to pick up his first win in 2 1/2 months as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Boston Bruins 6-1 Saturday night.Nilsson was 0-7-0 in his last 11 appearances, including nine starts, since beating Nashville on Nov. 30.Article continues below ...”I feel like I’m getting back to my game a little bit Tage Thompson Jersey Womens ,” the 27-year-old Swede said. ”Even though the results haven’t been going my way, or the team’s way, I’m feeling like my game has slowly been getting back to the way it should be and the way when I play my best.”It feels great to be able to contribute to two points.”Nilsson started the season strong with four wins in his first five starts, including shutouts over Ottawa and Minnesota. Since December, however, he has struggled. His win against the Bruins improved his record to 7-10-1.Jacob Markstrom was scheduled to start against the Bruins after Nilsson played in a 4-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday night. Nilsson learned after the morning skate that Markstrom was sick and he’d be starting instead.”It was plenty of time to get prepared,” he said. ”I still had the whole day. I just prepared the way I normally do.”Daniel Sedin, Sven Baertschi, Nic Dowd and Bo Horvat also scored for Vancouver, which scored four goals in the first to take control. It gave the Canucks just their second win in eight games.Vancouver was outshot 45-23 but got some timely saves from Nilsson.Tim Schaller scored in the third period for the Bruins Dalton Prout Jersey Womens , who lost in regulation for just the third time in 27 games. Tuukka Rask started and gave up four goals on eight shots in the first period. Anton Khudobin came on to start the second and finished with 13 saves.”I look at the goals and they got there,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. ”They wanted to get there, and we didn’t prevent them from getting there.”We got sloppy at times and we paid the price.”Nilsson made a couple of big saves early, including getting a pad on Danton Heinen’s shot off a rebound during a first-period Boston power play. In the third, he robbed Schaller and Sean Kuraly on back-to-back plays.Nilsson also got a little lucky as the Bruins hit three posts in the first 20 minutes.”We played a pretty good game, but we have to be honest, we got some bounces,” Nilsson said. ”It was nice to see us get an early lead and maybe control the game.The Canucks were outshot 18-9 in the first period but led 4-0.Eriksson opened the scoring two minutes into the game. Rask gave up a big rebound off Alex Edler’s shot, and Sedin took a swipe at the puck before it rolled to Eriksson, who whacked it into the net.The Canucks went ahead 2-0 at 10:54 on a pretty play from Thomas Vanek. He skated down the middle the ice then feathered a pass through the legs of Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo to Sedin Elias Lindholm Jersey Womens , who was alone at the side of the net.Horvat made it 3-0 just 56 seconds later as he took a pass from Troy Stecher, skated around defenseman Charlie McAvoy, and put a shot over Rask’s glove. Nilsson earned an assist on the goal.The Canucks made it 4-0 on a strange play. Rask stopped a shot from Baertschi and Boston’s Noel Acciari tried to clear the rebound, but the puck hit Kuraly’s stick and went into the net.”We hung our goalies out to dry,” the Bruins’ David Backes said. ”Then you are climbing uphill the rest of the games.”Dowd scored the only goal of the second period to make it 5-0. Jake Virtanen cut across the front of the net and took a shot that Khudobin stopped but Dowd put in the rebound for his second at 2:44.NOTES: Canucks D Ben Hutton was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game and the ninth time in the last 25. … Baertschi returned to the Canucks’ lineup after sitting out Vancouver’s 4-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday. … Louie DeBrusk, the father of Boston rookie forward Jake DeBrusk, worked between the benches as a color analyst for the first time in a game his son played.UP NEXTBruins: At Calgary on Tuesday night in the second of a five-game trip.Canucks: Host Colorado on Tuesday night.