Tyler Toffoli scored twice in 35 seconds early in the third period to spark the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

Toffoli, who had the overtime winner Monday against the New York Rangers, helped send the Kings to their third win in four games.

Adrian Kempe, Dion Phaneuf and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored for Los Angeles. Jack Campbell made 29 saves and Anze Kopitar had three assists.

Pavel Zacha scored for New Jersey, and Keith Kinkaid stopped 20 shots.

The game was tied 1-all before the Kings scored three goals in the first 1:52 of the third period.

Toffoli started the outburst on a power play 32 seconds in. He took a flip pass from Kopitar and rifled the puck under the crossbar before striking again just 35 seconds later.

Phaneuf added his first of the season on a point shot that glanced off a New Jersey defender, and suddenly the Kings were in control.

Kempe opened the scoring at 6:21 of the first period with a shot from the slot that handcuffed Kinkaid.

It was the only goal of the opening period and Kempe’s third in the last two games.

The momentum shifted New Jersey’s way to start the second as the Devils fired nine of the first 10 shots of the period.

The pressure paid off when Zacha evened the score at 3:31 on a sensational setup by Jesper Bratt.

Skating behind the Kings net, Bratt fed a no-look backhand pass to the slot where Zacha slammed it home.

It was the first game in New Jersey for Ilya Kovalchuk since leaving the Devils in 2013 to continue his career in Russia. He signed with the Kings as a free agent last summer.

Kovalchuk was booed loudly when his picture appeared on the scoreboard as one of the Los Angeles starters. The hostile reception continued throughout the game whenever he hit the ice, and especially when he handled the puck.

He returned the favor, scoring with 2:24 remaining to boost the lead to 5-1.

NOTES: Jeff Carter, who sustained a lower-body injury in the Kings’ victory Monday night over the Rangers, is sidelined day-to-day, according to coach Willie Desjardins. . Nate Thompson returned for the Kings after missing two games with the flu. . The game began a season-high four-game homestand for the Devils, who play nine games at the Prudential Center in February.

UP NEXT

Kings: At the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.

Devils: Host the New York Islanders on Thursday.

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Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, left, of Russia, is congratulated by Nate Thompson after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, left, of Russia, is congratulated by Nate Thompson after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Oscar Fantenberg (7), of Sweden, is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel (39) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Oscar Fantenberg (7), of Sweden, is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel (39) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid reacts after allowing a goal to Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, of Russia, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid reacts after allowing a goal to Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, of Russia, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings defensemen Dion Phaneuf (3) and Paul LaDue (2) scuffle with New Jersey Devils' Brian Boyle, second from left, an Kevin Rooney, right, at the end of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings defensemen Dion Phaneuf (3) and Paul LaDue (2) scuffle with New Jersey Devils’ Brian Boyle, second from left, an Kevin Rooney, right, at the end of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, right, of Russia, is congratulated by defenseman Alec Martinez (27) after scoring a goal on the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, right, of Russia, is congratulated by defenseman Alec Martinez (27) after scoring a goal on the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27) and New Jersey Devils left wing Miles Wood (44) compete for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27) and New Jersey Devils left wing Miles Wood (44) compete for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, of Russia, waits during a television timeout during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, of Russia, waits during a television timeout during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) reaches to help make a save as Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) attacks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) reaches to help make a save as Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) attacks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe, of Sweden, celebrates after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe, of Sweden, celebrates after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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