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Stanley Cup Final: Kings and Devils tied, 1-1, heading into OT

New Jersey veteran goalie Martin Brodeur stymies the Kings' scoring chances during the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

May 30, 2012|By Chris Foster
  • Kings defenseman Matt Greene, right, collides with Devils forward Adam Henrique during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday.
Kings defenseman Matt Greene, right, collides with Devils forward Adam… (Paul Bereswill / Getty Images )

NEWARK, N.J. – Martin Brodeur, the New Jersey’s 40-year old goaltender, showed no signs of old age in the third period, keeping the Devils and Kings tied, 1-1, heading into overtime at the Prudential Center Wednesday.

Both teams had chances, but neither could find the back of the net.

With the score tied, 1-1, a scramble in front of the net nearly gave the Devils the lead four minutes into the third period. The Devils’ Zach Parise picked up a deflection in front of the net, but couldn’t get the puck past goaltender Jonathan Quick.

A pileup in the crease ensued, and Parise grabbed the puck with his left hand and pushed it into the net. Referees ruled it was not a goal and the call was upheld on replay.

Mark Fayne nearly gave the Devils the lead midway through the third period, but shanked a shot with a wide-open net.

The Kings racked up six consecutive shots at one point, and Brodeur stopped them all.

Drew Doughty had the best chance, lining up an open shot in the slot. But Brodeur sprawled and made the stop 12 minutes into the third period.

The Kings’ Mike Richards slid patiently in the slot, waiting for his chance with a minute left. But, again, Brodeur was up to the task.

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