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Kings Beat Devils, 2-1, In Game 2: Jeff Carter Goal Gives Los Angeles 2-0 Lead In Stanley Cup Final (VIDEO)


First Posted: 06/02/2012 11:31 pm Updated: 06/03/2012 12:14 am

Once again, three periods were not enough to separate the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings.

Just like in Game 1, the Kings found the winner in overtime. Los Angeles holds a 2-0 series lead in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final thanks to a goal by Jeff Carter, capping a frenetic fourth period. This is the Kings' 10th straight road win in the postseason.

Entering the game with a 1-0 series lead after Anze Kopitar scored the OT winner in Game 1, the Kings went out in front in Game 2 in the first period when Drew Doughty finished a captivating slalom run, nearly skating the length of the ice, with a shot past Martin Brodeur.



Although the Devils were outshooting the Kings entering the third, they trailed, 1-0, after 40 minutes. Less than three minutes into the final scheduled period, New Jersey finally broke through. A long-range effort from Marek Zidlicky was deflected into the back of the net by Ryan Carter.



With the score level entering the final minutes of regulation, both sides pushed for the decisive tally, even as men were being pulled from the ice by the officials. After a thrilling stretch of 4-on-4 play, the game went to overtime.

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  • Martin Brodeur

  • Martin Brodeur

    New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) watches the puck as he defends the goal during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Newark N.J. (AP Photo/Bruce Bennett, Pool)

  • Dustin Penner

  • Alexei Ponikarovsky, Rob Scuderi

  • Patrik Elias, Jonathan Quick

    New Jersey Devils' Patrik Elias, of the Czech Republic, is down on the ice after falling over Los Angeles Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick, top, during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Patrik Elias, Jonathan Quick

    New Jersey Devils' Patrik Elias, top, of the Czech Republic, falls over Los Angeles Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Jonathan Quick

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) and New Jersey Devils' Stephen Gionta (11) look at the puck shot by Devils' Ryan Carter for a goal during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup, Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Newark N.J. (AP Photo/Bruce Bennett, Pool)

  • Steve Bernier, Jonathan Quick

    New Jersey Devils right wing Steve Bernier, left, and Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) react after a goal by Devils' Ryan Carter during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup, Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Newark N.J. (AP Photo/Bruce Bennett, Pool)

  • Stephen Gionta, Jonathan Quick

    New Jersey Devils' Stephen Gionta and Steve Bernier, rear, celebrate after teammate Ryan Carter scored a goal past Los Angeles Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Newark, N.J. Kings' Colin Fraser (24) skates nearby. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Ryan Carter

    New Jersey Devils' Ryan Carter, bottom, celebrates with teammate Stephen Gionta, top, after scoring a goal during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Newark, N.J. Los Angeles Kings' Brad Richardson (15) reacts. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Jonathan Quick, Stephen Gionta, Colin Fraser

    The puck passes Los Angeles Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick (32) for a goal as Kings' Colin Fraser, right, and New Jersey Devils' Stephen Gionta struggle for position during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Newark, N.J. The goal was a tip-in by Devils" Ryan Carter. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • A United States flag is projected onto the ice at the Prudential Center during ceremonies before the start of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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