Kinkaid's first shutout leads Devils to 1-0 win over Kings

New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore (2) tries to clear the puck away from Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70) as Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid (1) defends his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Newark N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Keith Kinkaid made 25 saves to record his first NHL shutout in leading the New Jersey Devils to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

David Schlemko scored the game's lone goal, and New Jersey won its third straight. The Devils leapfrogged the idle New York Islanders for third place in the Metropolitan Division.

The Kings, who got 18 saves from Jhonas Enroth, have split the first four outings of their seven-game road trip, their longest of the season.

New Jersey broke through on Schlemko's power-play goal 5:19 into the first period. Four seconds after Vinny Lecavalier was assessed a two-minute minor for hooking Reid Boucher, Travis Zajac won an offensive zone face-off back to Schlemko, who skated to the top of the ice and fired a shot that beat a screened Enroth.