Stanley Cup Final Game 2
Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils
At the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Saturday, June 2, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
Game 2 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final takes place Saturday night following the Kings' 2-1 overtime triumph on Wednesday.
The Kings are 9-0 on the road in these playoffs. Will their streak continue or will 40-year-old Martin Brodeur lead his team to tying the series 1-1 headed to Los Angeles? For the Devils, it's imperative they win tonight so the series doesn't get away from them. Phoenix also stumbled 2-0 out of the gate in the Western Conference Finals and could never recover.
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06/02/2012 11:27 PM EDT
GOAL Kings. Game Over.
Jeff Carter waits for traffic in front of the net and fires the puck past Brodeur, stick side. The Kings take a 2-0 series lead headed back to Los Angeles. They also remain undefeated on the road this playoffs 10-0.
06/02/2012 11:18 PM EDT
Quick's Helmet Comes Off
For the second time tonight, Quick's helmet is dislodged and play is called, even though the Devils were buzzing. The crowd doesn't like it, but that's the rule. In fairness to Quick, Zubrus falling on top of him caused the issue this time.
06/02/2012 11:16 PM EDT
'Somebody Check, Is There A Full Moon?'
NBC announcer Doc Emerick just asked if there's a full moon out there because of the wild start to the overtime. And then, shortly after, he reports there's a "97% chance" of a full moon according to a meteorologist.
06/02/2012 11:11 PM EDT
Some glorious opportunities for each team in a few minutes of continuous play. A Zidlicky shot from the point dribbles off a skate and just wide, and on the other side, the puck gets by Brodeur but sails just to the left of the net. Brodeur holds onto the puck again for a breather.
06/02/2012 11:08 PM EDT
Gionta Taken Down
No penalty called. Not that we should expect any in overtime, but the crowd didn't like it.
06/02/2012 11:06 PM EDT
Flashy Save By Brodeur
Marty stops Mike Richards with a nice glove stop and holds on for another faceoff.
06/02/2012 11:05 PM EDT
Stoppage 46 Seconds In
Just 46 seconds into overtime, Brodeur deflects the puck out of play for a stoppage. The Devils also had a chance in front and Quick denied it.
06/02/2012 11:05 PM EDT
The puck immediately gets sent into the Devils zone, they regroup, start it out of the zone, and we're underway.
06/02/2012 10:56 PM EDT
New Jersey had a 10-6 edge in shots in the 3rd period and for the game lead 30-21. It's practically a must-win situation for the Devils so they don't go to L.A. down 2-0.
06/02/2012 10:55 PM EDT
@ ESPN_Burnside :
First time since 1951 that Games 1 and 2 of finals go to OT.