LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Brad Richards scored two goals, Ryan McDonagh got credit for a short-handed goal on a comical mistake by Jonathan Quick, and the New York Rangers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Monday night for their first victory of the season.
Quick stopped 25 shots in the Kings’ home opener, but the star goalie also misplayed McDonagh’s harmless cleared puck from deep in the New York end early in the third period, knocking it into his own net.
Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves, and Rick Nash assisted on both of Richards’ goals for the Rangers (1-1), who are opening the season on a nine-game road trip.
Jake Muzzin scored for the Kings (1-2), who have scored just six goals in three games this season.
OILERS 5, DEVILS 4, SO
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP)—Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout for Edmonton, which erased a three-goal deficit in the third period against goalie Martin Brodeur and beat New Jersey.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Andrew Ference, Perron, and Taylor Hall all scored their first of the season in a 7:47 span to make it 4-3. But despite getting a power play with 2:51 left in regulation, the Oilers (1-2) were forced to go to overtime.
Jason LaBarbera made 21 saves through the extra session and stopped both Devils attempts in the shootout. Brodeur made 23 saves, but was 0 for 2 in the tiebreaker.
Edmonton’s victory helped the Oilers avoid their worst start since 1995 when they were 0-4.
While the Devils were still a man down late, New Jersey pulled Brodeur for an extra skater, and Patrik Elias netted the tying short-handed goal with 54 seconds remaining.
Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal for the Devils (0-1-2), and Damien Brunner added his third of the young season to give New Jersey a two-goal lead in the first. Michael Ryder made it 3-0 in the second.