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Kings vs. Devils: Game 5 live coverage from New Jersey

The Devils defeat the Kings, 2-1, to force a Game 6 on Monday night at Staples Center. The Kings still lead the series, three games to two.

June 09, 2012|By Chris Foster
  • Kings center Dustin Brown is sent flying after tripping over Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, who had poked the puck away from Brown moments earlier during the first period of Game 5 on Saturday night.
Kings center Dustin Brown is sent flying after tripping over Devils goaltender… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

THIRD PERIOD

The New Jersey Devils win the final faceoff and kill the last 8.8 seconds of the game for a 2-1 victory. Game 6 will be on Monday night at Staples Center.

The Kings lead the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final series, three games to two.

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The Devils weather the extra skater and there will be a faceoff with 8.8 seconds left.

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Goaltender Jonathan Quick leaves the net with 1:07 left and the Kings trailing, 2-1.

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The Kings killed the Dustin Brown penalty, though it required a slick glove save by goaltender Jonathan Quick on a wrist shot by Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk.

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Kings captain Dustin Brown was sent off for holding 5:51 into the third period.

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The Devils kill the Bryce Salvador penalty to start the third period.

SECOND PERIOD

The New Jersey Devils are 20 minutes away from sending the Stanley Cup Final back to Los Angeles. New Jersey leads the Kings, 2-1, after two periods.

Goaltender Martin Brodeur was nearly unbeatable and Bryce Salvador broke a 1-1 tie midway through the period.

Salvador flung a shot from the blue line that went off the shoulder of Kings defenseman Slava Voynov and past goaltender Jonathan Quick for a 2-1 lead nine minutes into the second period.

It was the second time in the series that a puck has gone off Voynov and into the Kings’ net.

The Kings have been denied time and again by Brodeur, the Devils' 40-year-old goalie.

Justin Williams, who hit the post in the first period with a shot, finally got one past the future Hall of Famer.

Williams skated freely into the Devils’ zone and threaded a shot through traffic that beat Brodeur stick side to tie the score, 1-1, 3 minutes 26 seconds into the second period.

Brodeur hardly seemed rattled by the goal. Moments later, the Kings’ Jarret Stoll picked up a turnover and went in alone on a breakaway. But Brodeur sprawled to the ice and smothered the shot.

Quick also seemed to recover from his first-period gaffe that led to a goal by Devils center Zach Parise.

Devils center Travis Zajac burst toward the net and took a pass at the crease. But Quick got his right leg on the backhanded shot to keep the score tied, 1-1. Quick later made a save with his face on a bang-bang shot by New Jersey center Ryan Carter.

Brodeur was brilliant on the Kings’ lone power play later in the period. Williams took a centering pass at the crease, but Brodeur got his paddle on the ice to make the stop.

Moments later, Kings center Jarret Stoll batted the puck into the net, but the goal was waved off because his stick made contact with the puck at shoulder height, which is illegal.

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Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador is sent off for high sticking 18:38 into the second period.

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The Devils killed a penalty, but it required a brilliant save by goaltender Martin Brodeur.

Kings winger Justin Williams took a centering pass at the crease, but Brodeur got his paddle on the ice to make the stop.

Moments later, Kings center Jarret Stoll batted the puck into the net, but the goal was waved off because his stick made contact with the puck at shoulder height.

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New Jersey defenseman Mark Fayne was sent off the ice for delay of game 11:27 into the period after his clearing attempt went into the crowd.

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Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador flung a shot from the blue line that went off the shoulder of Kings defenseman Slava Voynov and past goaltender Jonathan Quick for a 2-1 lead nine minutes into the second period.

The Kings again had trouble clearing the puck, leading to Salvador collecting it and firing a shot when Quick was screened by Devils winger David Clarkson and Voynov.

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Kings winger Justin Williams skated freely into the Devils' zone and threaded a shot through traffic that beat goaltender Martin Broduer stick side to tie the score, 1-1, three minutes into the second period.

Moments later the Kings were back on the attack, getting two more quality shots that Brodeur turned away.

Brodeur then stopped Jarret Stoll on a breakaway from point-blank range.

FIRST PERIOD

A wild first period ended with the New Jersey Devils leading the Kings, 1-0.

The lone goal in what was the most entertaining period in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final series came off a mistake by goaltender Jonathan Quick. With the Devils on a power play, Quick tried to sweep the puck behind the net. His weak attempt was taken by the Devils’ Zach Parise, who jammed the puck into the net before Quick could recover 12 minutes 45 seconds into the game.

The game started the at a frantic pace, with the Kings having two quality opportunities early.

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