Originally posted on Red Light District Hockey  |  Last updated 6/3/12
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For the second straight game, the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings played into overtime -- and for the second straight game, the Kings came away with the 2-1 victory.

Tonight's overtime hero for the Kings was forward Jeff Carter. With less than seven minutes to go and the Kings deep in the Devils' zone, Carter took the puck, skated it out and lasered a wrist shot from between the circles to give his team the win and a 2-0 series lead heading back to Los Angeles.

The main reason why this game went to overtime was because of the great goaltending of Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick and New Jersey's Martin Brodeur. In tonight's game, Quick did a much better job of controlling his movements, limiting rebound opportunities and making the big saves when he needed to.

All in all, Quick made 32 saves on the night and picked up his 14th win of the postseason. With his performance tonight, Quick might have given himself a chance to win the Conn Smythe as the league's most valuable player in the postseason if the Kings manage to win two more games.

At the other end of the ice, Brodeur was up to his old tricks. After allowing a somewhat suspect goal to Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the first period, Brodeur settled down and made a number of terrific saves, 30 in all, including a few dandy glove saves in the second period when the Kings were starting to get their offense going.

Unfortunately for the Devils, they now find themselves down 2-0 against a team that is tough to get things going against. Tonight, the Devils were much better and throwing pucks towards the net and creating traffic -- but once again, the team had trouble getting past Quick.

What is also alarming for the Devils is that they have yet to beat Quick on a clean shot. In Game 1, it was a bounce off Los Angeles' Slava Voynov that led to the Devils goal; tonight, it was a terrific Ryan Carter deflection that tied the game up early in the third period.

Once again, the Kings were able to get things done on the road. They have now won 10 straight road games this postseason and once again showed why they are a perfect road team. They were able to keep the Devils' quality scoring chances down, were able to quiet the crowd just 7:49 into the first period with Doughty's goal and got quality goaltending from Quick.

The Kings will return home and prepare for Monday night's Game 3 knowing that they are two wins away from their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. At the other end, the Devils will head into Game 3 knowing that they need to find a way to beat Quick and come out at the right end of the score to keep their Cup hopes alive.

Based on the way Games 1 and 2 have gone, it is safe to say that there are more low-scoring battles on tap -- which, right now, favors the Kings.

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