J. Williams (03:26 - 2nd)
Z. Parise (PPG, 12:45 - 1st) , B. Salvador (09:05 - 2nd)
LAK: J. Quick (L)
NJD: M. Brodeur (W)
Last night in New Jersey, the Devils were looking to stay off elimination for the second straight game. 12 minutes in, Quick came out of his net to play the puck and he played it behind his own net. Parise received the puck and put it in between the five hole of a sprawling Quick to make it 1-0 Devils. After the first period the shots were 7-4 LA but Brodeur was keeping the Devils in the game. 3 minutes into the second, former Leaf Justin Williams fires a shot from the slot and scores to tie the game. At the half way point of the second, Salvadors shot from the point beat Quick to give the Devils a 2-1 lead.
The shots in the second were 12-10 Devils. In the third the shots were 9-3 LA, but Brodeur stood tall and lead the Devils to a 2-1 win. In the win, Brodeur made 25 saves. In the loss, Quick made 17 saves. The Devils are now down in the series 3-2 and have forced a Game 6 against LA. No team in the 2012 Playoffs have taken the Kings to 6 games before this series. Not only that, the Devils are looking to be the first team since the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs to come back down 3-0 in a Stanley Cup Final series and win the Cup.It's a difficult thing to get yourself ready for games like that,'' Brodeur said.
''Now it's been two (must-win) in a row. It takes a lot out of you but it is worth it. I think that's what the guys have been concentrating on all day, leaving nothing out there.Now we are going to LA again to try to ruin the party again.They are so close to winning the Stanley Cup that I am sure it is getting to them a little bit, having all these chances and not being able to capitalize a little bit. We're looking just to stay alive.'' Game 6 will be Monday night in Los Angeles.
Written By Andrew Di Pardo