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NEWARK Alex Galchenyuk Jersey Womens , N.J. (AP) — Devils played equally well at home.Kyle Palmieri scored twice, Keith Kinkaid made 21 saves and the Devils came back from a season-opening win in Sweden by routing the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 6-0 Thursday night in their first game at a packed Prudential Center.Marcus Johansson, Blake Coleman, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Brian Boyle also scored. In their previous game, the Devils beat Edmonton 5-2 overseas last weekend“We continued the way we played in Sweden and were on top of them early,” Palmieri said. “I think all four lines, the defense, and Keith, all had a great game.”No disputing that, considering the Devils’ past woes against the Capitals. Washington was 14-1-2 in the previous 17 meetings.The Devils’ defense did an outstanding job stifling the Capitals Carter Rowney Jersey Womens , who had scored 18 goals in the first three games.Now it’s the Devils who have turned into an early-season juggernaut with 11 goals in two games.“We’re not taking too many risks and it’s about possessing the puck and making high percentage plays,” Palmieri said. “We’re fortunate enough that the pucks are ending up in the back of the net.”New Jersey also was able to keep the high-octane Capitals in check.“They have so much firepower,” Taylor Hall said. “They had a lot of Grade A chances and Keith came up big. There are still some things to work on, but overall, anytime you can shut a team like that out, especially on the power play, you’re going to win a game.”Pheonix Copley stopped 30 shots in his Capitals’ debut. He made some big stops early and didn’t have a lot of defensive support.“There were some good things and obviously some bad,” Copley said. “I can watch a video and learn from what happened.”Palmieri scored twice in the first period to stake the Devils to a 2-0 lead. The Devils had the better jump at the start, outshooting the Capitals 13-6 over the first 20 minutes.Washington, playing back-to-back after an emotional 5-2 win over Vegas on Wednesday in a rematch of the Stanley Cup final, started a step slow and New Jersey capitalized.“It felt like they had six or seven guys out there Luke Schenn Jersey Womens ,” Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen said. “They were skating on ice. We were skating through mud. Give them some credit because they played really well, and we were not very good.”Palmieri put the Devils on the board at 7:02 on a shot that glanced off his skate in a goalmouth scramble.His second goal was a power-play drive from the top of the right circle at 18:33.That gave Palmieri four goals in his first four periods of the season. It was also the 16th time he has scored at least two goals in a game.Hopes for a Washington rally in the second were quickly dashed when Johansson scored against his former team 2:54 into the period. His shot from the blue line found the net behind a badly screened Copley.Copley kept the Caps in the contest early in the third, stopping Taylor Hall on a short-handed breakaway.Coleman put the game out of reach at 4-0 when he beat Copley to the short side from a sharp angle at 5:49. Dea added an insurance tally at 11:35 while Boyle scored with 5:15 left, giving each member of the Devils fourth line a third-period goal.The remaining drama centered on Kinkaid’s bid for a fifth career shutout. He made an outstanding stop on Jakub Vrana, stretching out to make a pad save midway through the period.NOTES: This was the first of four straight home games for New Jersey. … Kinkaid will carry the goaltending load as Cory Schneider continues his recovery from offseason hip surgery. Schneider has resumed skating with the team. … Hall was greeted by “MVP” chants as last year’s Hart Trophy winner was introduced to the crowd. … New Jersey scratched defensemen Eric Gryba, Steve Santini and RW Drew Stafford. The Washington scratches were C Jayson Magna, D Madison Bowey, RW Tom Wilson and LW Nathan Walker.UP NEXTWashington: Hosts Toronto on Saturday.New Jersey: Hosts San Jose on Sunday. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Detroit trailed Carolina by two goals heading into the third period. Turns out, the Red Wings had the Hurricanes right where they wanted them.Anthony Mantha scored twice and Frans Nielsen netted the deciding goal in the shootout as the Red Wings erased a two-goal deficit for the third straight game and beat the Hurricanes 4-3 Saturday night.“That’s kind of our sweet spot right now,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “Maybe next game Womens Niklas Hjalmarsson Jersey , we’ll start down two.”Mantha scored two quick goals at 6:04 and 9:02 of the third period to rally the Red Wings, who have won six of their last seven.The Hurricanes built a 52-32 advantage in shots, but Detroit goalie Jonathan Bernier made a career-best 49 saves and stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout.“He just played amazing tonight,” Mantha said of Bernier. “All the credit goes to him. He made huge saves in key moments.”Nielsen beat Carolina goalie Scott Darling in the shootout for the Red Wings, who have won 17 of their last 19 games that have gone to a shootout.After winning only once in their first 10 games, the Red Wings have been resilient. They beat the New York Rangers after falling behind 2-0 in third period and trailed Vancouver 2-0 on Tuesday.“We just need to figure out a way to play 60 minutes now,” Mantha said. “Make it a tad easier on ourselves.”Brock McGinn, Micheal Ferland and Dougie Hamilton scored for the Hurricanes, who have won once in their last seven games.Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen led the Hurricanes with two assists each.The Hurricanes got two acrobatic saves from Darling in overtime but failed to capitalize on a power play in the final 15 seconds of OT.It was not the way the Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour wanted to start a six-game homestand, especially after taking the 3-1 lead into the third period.“To me, it was just the third period Zach Bogosian Jersey Womens ,” Brind’Amour said. “We took our foot off the gas and it cost us.”Mantha was Carolina’s biggest problem in the third. On the tying goal, he got out in transition but Carolina defenseman Brett Pesce blocked his first shot. The puck bounced right back to Mantha, who scored on his next shot.Mantha, who entered the game with a team-worst minus-13 rating, scored for the first time since Oct. 30.“Obviously, it wasn’t going my way these last couple of games and managed to put two in the back of the net today, so that feels good for confidence,” Mantha said.Mantha took care of the scoring and Bernier did the rest. In his sixth start of the season, the Detroit backup stopped 17 shots in the second period, when Blashill thought his team was out-played.Bernier made a difficult save on Andrei Svechnikov at 13:09 in the second period to keep Carolina’s lead at 2-1.“He allowed us to stay in the game when we weren’t good enough,” Blashill said. There were times in the second period when we were bad.”After falling behind 1-0 John Moore Jersey Womens , the Hurricanes scored three straight goals. Bernier stopped an odd-angle chance from Aho but the puck bounced free to Hamilton, who swatted in the rebound with a backhand for the 3-1 advantage at 17:01 in the second period.The Hurricanes have been slumping since a 4-0-1 start to the season. Meanwhile, the Red Wings have found a way to rally after a 1-7-2 start.“Obviously, we had a tough start to the year, but I think things are falling into place right now,” Mantha said.NOTES: Nielsen has made 50 percent (49 of 98) of his career shootout attempts. He holds the NHL shootout record for goals and shootout-deciding goals (23). … Brock McGinn, Jaccob Slavin and Aho failed to score in the shootout for Carolina. Detroit’s Dylan Larkin was also stopped. … Andreas Athanasiou’s first-period goal was his sixth in eight games for Detroit.UP NEXTRed Wings: Return home to face the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday.Hurricanes: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.