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Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals.
Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored third-period goals for the Eastern Conference champion Devils, who forced the NHL to put the Stanley Cup back in its crate for another cross-country trip. Game 5 is Saturday night in Newark, N.J.
After two tense, scoreless periods in front of fans hoping to see the Kings win their first title in their 45-year history, Elias scored on a rebound with 12:04 to play, but Drew Doughty scored a tying power-play goal for the Kings just 1:02 later.
Henrique scored on a pass from David Clarkson, and Kovalchuk added an empty-netter.
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LOS ANGELES -- The pass was a little behind Adam Henrique, nothing that a slight kick of the New Jersey Devils rookie forward's skate couldn't fix.
He got the puck to his stick and then put it past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, a third-period tally that put the Devils in front for good in a 3-1 victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. On a team with big-name...
A rookie named Adam Henrique stopped the party when it was about to explode. The guy has been CLUTCH. Series winning goals. Clutch goals. And tonight....threading the needle on Jonathan Quick in the last moments of the game. More later...after press conferences
best quote from Marty Brodeur. "at least we made them get on a plane and go back to NJ. We are going back there...
Although Martin Brodeur seems likely to return next season with the New Jersey Devils, the 40-year-old goalie also isn't convinced their current season is over just yet.
While Brodeur acknowledges the enormity of New Jersey's plight in the Stanley Cup finals, the three-time NHL champion has been in plenty of tight spots with teams playing a whole lot worse than the Devils...
It wasn’t an overtime winner, but it sure felt like it.Adam Henrique’s game-winning goal in the latter stages of Game 4 lifted the Devils to a 3-1 win that saved the team’s season and forced a Game 5 back in Newark on Saturday.The first two periods were a back-and-forth chess match with neither team able to strike first and get on the board. The third period, however, featured...
LOS ANGELES -- Having already ended two series for the Devils in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, New Jersey's beyond-his-years rookie Adam Henrique took to keeping his team's season alive Wednesday night. Henrique did what few have done to Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, beating him with 4:31 remaining in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and lead the Devils to a 3...
Going into game 4, the Devils faced a monumental task, or more accurately, a number of tasks. They had to solve Jonathon Quick, find a way to stop the Kings momentum and extend the series to game 5. There was no tomorrow. It was lose or go home. Thankfully Adam Henrique came through in yet another huge moment for the Devils and here we are, preparing for Game 5.
The tasks aren’t...
The New Jersey Devils staved off elimination with a stifling 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. They received goals from Patrik Elias, Adam Henrique, and an empty-netter from Ilya Kovalchuk. Tune in to Game 5 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Saturday night at 8pm on NBC.
You have to give the New Jersey Devils all the credit tonight. They could have easily packed it in early but played their best game of the series to win 3-1.
Game 5 is Saturday night at 8:00pm ET and back on NBC in the US.
One more win and we have a series and now the Kings make the long trip back to Jersey with a little doubt in their mind.
Here is the Adam Henrique goal late...
With the Kings just one win away from their championship since joining the NHL in 1967, Phil Pritchard, the "Keeper of the Cup," and his best friend, a nearly three-foot tall silver chalice, were in attendance this evening at the STAPLES Center to take in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.
On second thought, perhaps that was the problem.
The Devils, led by a brilliant...
In between watching the goaltenderâs duel between Martin Brodeur and Jonathan Quick, it's time to answer some of your questions about the decisions the Leafs will be making in the next month, which arguably will be the most critical 30 days of Brian Burkeâs tenure as general manager in Toronto.
@AIHHockey asks: Most can fathom Luongo and a good draft pick in...
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Devils (12-9) @ Kings (15-2)
Road/Home records*- 6-5 -------------- 5-2
TV - NBCSN (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Puck drop - 8:00 PM ET
Series score - Kings lead 3-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Jonathan Quick (LA)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game *
Los Angeles - 2.88 / 1.41
New Jersey - 2.52...
The New Jersey Devils are 'Stayin' Alive' after a Game 4 win.
No one ever wants to be the person to ruin a party but all the Devils fans on the east coast were beyond ecstatic that no Stanley Cup ceremony took place at the Staples Center last night.
The Devils needed to find a way to at least match the Los Angeles Kings intensity for Game 4, or one up the Kings at their...