Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 6/10/12
Entering Game 5 Saturday night in Newark, the team that scored first had won 16 consecutive Stanley Cup Final games. The gears of a 2-1 New Jersey Devils win were set in motion early when Los Angeles' Justin Williams clanked a wristshot off the post less than three minutes in. A few minutes later, while trying to dance out in front of Martin Brodeur on a wraparound, Jeff Carter lost the handle of the puck in a similarly menacing scoring opportunity. They were missed opportunities that the Kings paid dearly for. Several whistles after Carter's attempt, Zach Parise took advantage of a misplay by Jonathan Quick behind his own net by stealing the puck on an attempted pass to Drew Doughty, deftly tucking the puck into a narrow opening for an unassisted power play goal that put New Jersey up 1-0. "It's disappointing, but we know we played the better period than they did," Jordan Nolan said. That now marks 17 consecutive Stanley Cup Final games that the team that scored first prevail...
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