Devils stilltaking it to Penguins

Nothing has come easy this season for the Devils. Except, that is, when they play Pittsburgh.

The power play clicks. The penalty kill, too. The goals they’ve struggled to score all season come in bunches. Throw in Keith Kinkaid’s steady play in net and the gear New Jersey has been unable to find much of the season suddenly reappears when the Penguins are on the other side of the ice.

“It’s just one of those things,” Kinkaid said. “I guess we match up well against them. We always have our ‘A’ game.”

Travis Zajac had a goal and three assists, Kinkaid made 37 saves and the Devils had little trouble in a 6-3 victory in Pittsburgh on Monday night to improve to 6-0-1 in their past seven meetings with the Penguins.

Pavel Zacha, Damon Severson, Brian Boyle, Blake Coleman and Kyle Palmieri also scored as New Jersey snapped a three-game skid.

Pittsburgh has dropped four of five overall.

Flyers 3, Jets 1: Phil Varone, Travis Konecny and James van Riemsdyk scored to lead host Philadelphia to its season-high fourth straight win.

Leafs-Kings trade: Toronto acquired defenseman Jake Muzzin from Los Angeles for a first-round pick and two prospects, bolstering its blue line with a Stanley Cup-winning veteran. The Kings get forward Carl Grundstrom and the rights to unsigned defenseman Sean Durzi in the deal, along with a first-round pick in 2019.

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