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Game 1 went to overtime and the game winner was scored by a center just trying to keep his team in the game.
Anze Kopitar found himself with the puck after a pass from Justin Williams and nothing but clear ice and New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur.
Kopitar deked Broudeur and put the biscuit in the basket giving his L.A Kings a 2-1 overtime win and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals.
The battle, which featured the #8 seed in the West and the #6 seed in the East was a physical, slow paced affair that didn't feature a whole lot of shooting. Brodeur had 23 saves, but one go in early in the 1st and failed to stop Kopitar on the breakaway.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots and gave his team the advantage because game 1 was played in New Jersey.
Game 2 is Saturday in New Jersey
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*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Kings (12-2) @ Devils (12-6)
Road/Home records*- 8-0 -------------- 6-2
TV - NBCSN (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Puck drop - 8:00 PM ET
Series score - 0-0
Projected starting goalies - Jonathan Quick (LA) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game *
Los Angeles - 2.93 / 1.57
New Jersey - 2.83 / 2.33