The New Jersey Devils were able to achieve something they haven’t been able to do all series against the Los Angeles Kings. And that thing is scoring the first goal of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Patrik Elias helped the Devils achieve that seemingly difficult task against Jonathan Quick and the L.A. blue line in the third period with under 12 minutes to go.
Later on, the Devils would win 3-1.
Here’s the clip:
The two teams will play game five on Saturday in New Jersey. The Kings lead the series 3-1.
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The 1942 Maples Leafs. The 1975 Islanders. The 2010 Flyers.
The only teams in NHL history to go down 3-0 in a playoff series and come back to win.
Only the '42 Leafs did it in the Stanley Cup final.
That's the task ahead of the Devils after their 4-0 loss to the Kings in Game 3 Monday night. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Los Angeles, which is now hockey country.
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New Jersey Devils – Jersey Shore. You get it right? Totally awesome right? Well, perhaps not, but still. I’m going to plead stupidity on this one… Do arenas let you carry in Big Heads like that? So technically, you can just carry a Big Head into an arena if it’s PG-13 or better? That’s weird. Someone hit me up on this one.
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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, The Old Man and The Kid are connected by time, jersey colour and once again by circumstance.
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*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...
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