NHL

Jeff Carter scores to help Kings beat Devils 4-2

  • New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) reacts after a goal by Los Angeles Kings left winger Tanner Pearson (70), left rear, in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) reacts after a goal by Los Angeles Kings left winger Tanner Pearson (70), left rear, in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings left winger Tanner Pearson (70) and New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) battle in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Los Angeles Kings left winger Tanner Pearson (70) and New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) battle in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Derek Forbort (24) and New Jersey Devils right winger P.A. Parenteau (11) battle in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Derek Forbort (24) and New Jersey Devils right winger P.A. Parenteau (11) battle in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

Jeff Carter scored his team-high seventh goal of the season and Peter Budaj made 21 saves to help the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday.

Tanner Pearson, Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin also scored for Los Angeles. The Kings are 9-9-1.

John Moore and Adam Lappin scored for New Jersey. After winning five straight, the Devils have lost the past two to fall to 9-5-3 — and goalie Brian Schnieder has given up six goals. Schnieder made 24 saves against the Kings.

With 2:32 left, Lappin finished off a goalmouth scramble to cut the lead to a goal, but Muzzin scored an empty-net goal to push the game out of reach.

Just 45 seconds into the third, Carter finished off a 2-on-1 rush when he caught his own rebound and jammed it underneath Schneider's pads. It was his second goal in two games and his team-high 14th point.