Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/3/12

The Devils don't have NHL history on their side as they head to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup final down 2-0. But they do have some favorable 2012 Devils history.

While only five of the 47 teams that went down 0-2 in the final came back to win, including only two of the 11 that lost Games 1 and 2 at home, the Devils headed west after Saturday night's second straight 2-1 overtime loss to the Kings knowing they recorded two road wins in each of the previous three series.

The Devils won Games 1 and 7 against Florida and Games 2 and 5 against both the Flyers and Rangers. In other words, this team can play on the road, where it will be Monday and Wednesday nights.

"We've been a strong road team all year," left wing Ryan Carter said after Saturday night's loss. "We've got confidence on the road. We gotta find a way to stay positive and move forward. If we play our game we feel we can win on any sheet of ice, home or away."

The Devils were 24-15-2 on the road during the regular season, the 50 points away from home two fewer than the 52 they registered at home. They are 6-4 on the road in the playoffs.

Another positive? Even though teams down 2-0 in the final have won the Cup five times out of the 47 chances, it has happened two of the last three years. The 2009 Penguins and last year's Bruins both lost Games 1 and 2 and came back to win. Of course, each lost those first two on the road.

"We've gotta find that positive and go into L.A. and try to sneak one game as early as we can and go from there," said goalie Martin Brodeur, outstanding in defeat in Game 2. "It makes it a little harder, but we're here now."

The Devils are 1-5 overall in the playoffs when losing the first two games of a series at home. The exception: They beat the Bruins in 1994.

Jeff Carter beat a screened Brodeur at 13:42 of overtime to give the Kings their record-tying 10th playoff road win without a loss.

Carter scored the New Jersey goal and the fourth line was again a factor, but it also was on the ice for the winning goal.

The Devils were much better in Game 2 than in Game 1, but the result was the same and they've lost two straight playoff games for the first time since Games 2 and 3 to the Panthers.

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