Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/12/12
Right wing Steve Bernier and the rest of the Devils' third line did so much good work for the team during the run into and including the Stanley Cup final. But Monday night, after center Stephen Gionta was hit with a questionable check at center ice, Bernier hit defenseman Rob Scuderi into the end boards face-first and, under Rules 41.3 and 41.5, the latter for the blood coming from Scuderi's face, Bernier was hit with a major penalty and game misconduct. The Kings' previously shaky power play scored three times in a span of 3:58, sending Los Angeles on its way to a 6-1 Game 6 win and the franchise's first Stanley Cup. It also sent Bernier to playoff infamy. The loss put a stop to the Devils trying to become the first team since 1942 to come back from 3-0 to win the Cup final and the fourth team in NHL history to pull it off. They won Games 4 and 5 to plant some doubt in the minds of the Kings, but L.A. came out strong and then erupted on that power play. "I felt very bad, b...
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