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Stanley Cup Final: Kings, Devils scoreless after first period

Jonathan Quick starts strong for the Kings, who manage to kill a two-man advantage by New Jersey in the first period of Game 3.

June 04, 2012|By Chris Foster
  • The puck drops on Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Kings and New Jersey Devils at Staples Center on Monday.
The puck drops on Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Kings and New… (Victor Decolongon / Getty…)

The Kings and New Jersey Devils went through a scoreless first period that was anything but a snoozer at Staples Center on Monday.

The Devils had the better of the play, but once again were thwarted by Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick.

The Devils had a two-man advantage on the power play for one minute and generated chances, but could not beat Quick. New Jersey got off three shots, two at the crease. But Quick stopped a rebound try by Andy Greene and a tip by Zach Parise.

Opposing teams have scored only five power-play goals in 65 chances against the Kings during the playoffs.

New Jersey had seven shots and the Kings six in the period.

Simon Gagne played for the Kings after missing the previous 62 games with a concussion. He showed up with a scraggly playoff beard.

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