Ducks rout Devils 7-1 behind Silfverberg's hat trick

Anaheim Ducks left wing Jakob Silfverberg celebrates his hat trick against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jakob Silfverberg scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 7-1 rout of the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.

Corey Perry scored his team-high 29th goal, Nick Ritchie had his first in 25 NHL games and Ryan Kesler got the go-ahead goal early in the second period. Andrew Cogliano added a goal and two assists, helping Anaheim beat the Devils for the fifth straight time.

The Ducks remained two points behind the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Kings, who won 5-0 at Chicago.

Former Anaheim forward Devante Smith-Pelly scored for the Devils, unable to complete a sweep of their three-game California trip after a 3-0 win over San Jose and a 2-1 overtime decision against Los Angeles.