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

Published Mar. 15, 2016 3:41 a.m. ET

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.