Hockey bettors who backed the Kings on the moneyline Monday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Los Angeles easily handled New Jersey 4-0 at STAPLES Center.
The Kings were a -148 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 4.5.
Los Angeles got goals from Justin Williams, Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar, and Alec Martinez in the victory. Martinez opened the scoring at 5:40 of the second period.
Jonathan Quick turned in a 22-save effort for the Kings.
Martin Brodeur stopped 17 of 21 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 2-for-2, while the Devils were 0-for-6 with the man advantage.
Los Angeles lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 22-21.