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NEWARK, N.J. —Thanks to the New Jersey Devils, the Stanley Cup has suddenly
got a whole lot more interesting. The Devils rose to the occasion Saturday
night, staving off elimination to win a wildly entertaining game 2-1 and send
the Stanley Cup final back to Los Angeles. The Devils second straight victory
cuts the Kings lead to 3-2 going into Game 6 Monday at the Staples Center with
Game 7, if needed, on Wednesday in Newark. “We could have packed it two games
ago, thats the bottom line,” said Martin Brodeur, who sparkled in the New Jersey
goal. “But you see we have a bunch of resilient guys that want to try to make
history and try to win the Stanley Cup. Were not going to give up.” A
second-period Bryce Salvador shot from the point that bounced in off a Los
Angeles defenceman proved to be the difference, ending the Kings record road win
streak at 10 in this post-season. A first-period handling error by Los Angeles
stopper Jonathan Quick helped gift Devils captain Zach Parise the all-important
first goal. It came against the run of play as the Kings had raced out to a
powerful start. New Jersey is now 10-1 in Games 4, 5, 6 and 7 in these playoffs.
“Its a testament to how he (Brodeur) enjoys that type of pressure,” said Devils
coach Peter DeBoer. Its the first time since 1945 that a team trailing 3-0 in
the final has extended the series to six games, and only the third time in
league history. “I said even when we were down 3-0 that I didnt feel the series
was that lopsided,” DeBoer said. “Our best players were our best players tonight
—Brodeur and Parise and (Ilya) Kovalchuk. Thats the key this time of year.”
Both teams came into Game 5 loaded for bear and the contest was played in fifth
gear with plenty of big hits and saves. It was a game where you looked away at
your peril. Captain Parise scored the all-important first goal for New Jersey,
taking advantage of a Quick handling error in the first period. Justin Williams
replied for Los Angeles early in the second to make it 1-1. Los Angeles outshot
New Jersey 26-19, including 9-3 in the third period. The Jersey fans were up to
it Saturday, tailgating happily in the square next to the Prudential Center
prior to the game. The team store, the Devils Den, was doing brisk pre-game
business with flashing devil horns a popular item. The sold-out crowd of 17,625
was chanting “Lets Go Devils” before the team even hit the ice. Brodeur led the
Devils out, followed seconds later down the other tunnel by Quick. During the
U.S. anthem, Quick followed his normal routine of remaining hunched over looking
down at the ice. Brodeur stood still, then started kicking his legs out as if
there were ants in his pants. The game started with a bang. The Kings had talked
about the importance of a good start and they took it to the Devils on the first
shift, pinning them in their zone and forcing Brodeur to make a good stop off
Dustin Brown, who was like a bull in a china shop after the puck dropped.
Williams ripped a shot off the side of the post after a Devils giveaway outside
the blue-line. It was a frenetic opening with few stoppages in play and plenty
of up-and-down rushes. The Kings started strongly but Brodeur was equal to the
task, and then New Jersey came back at them. Devils veteran Patrik Elias was
temporarily flattened midway through the opening period when defencemann
Matt Greene took him hard into the boards after he tried to find Dainius Zubrus
on a rush. Kenny Britt Youth Jersey. The Devils almost
went ahead on the power play when Travis Zajacs shot dribbled through Quicks
legs and was cleared by Drew Doughty before it crossed the line. But Parise
scored with 15 seconds left in the Willie Mitchell penalty, taking advantage of
a poor Quick clearance to beat the out-of-position goalie and poke the puck into
the side of the net at 12:45 for his eighth of the playoffs. As it has been all
series, the first goal proved to be extremely important. “We scored the first
goal in the first three, theyve scored the first goal (in Games 4 and 5) so that
tells you just how close it is,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. The goal ended
New Jerseys 0-for-15 drought on the power play in the final. The Kings Twitter
feed was unimpressed. “The Devils goal song lyrics are Hey, you suck. Lyrical
geniuses.” Los Angeles led 7-4 in shots after 20 minutes but trailed by a goal
and was outhit 13-10. “We needed the first goal,” DeBoer said. “I thought they
were the better team in the first period, which was a little surprising. I dont
know whether it was nerves or what but they controlled the period, Marty made
some big saves for us and we capitalized on a mistake.” Williams tied it up at
3:26 of the second, taking a pass down the wing and then cruising into the slot
and firing a shot that beat Brodeur, who was screened by Brown and several
Devils. There were chances at both ends with the goalies coming up big. Salvador
put the Devils back ahead at 9:05 of the second with a floating shot from the
point as Quick was trying to deal with Devils forward David Clarkson and Kings
defenceman Slava Voynov in front of him. The puck deflected off Voynov into the
goal for the second time in the series. “Its nice that were finding some holes
in him right now,” DeBoer said of Quick. A Kings goal was called off soon after
because it was ruled it went in off a high stick by Jarret Stoll. The game was
fast and loose. And very entertaining. Brodeur robbed Stoll on a breakaway. Then
the Devils buzzed the net in the final minutes of the second with Parise and
Kovalchuk almost combining. A Ryan Carter knuckleball deflected off Quicks mask.
The hit count was at 42 after the second (with New Jersey leading 25-17) and 57
(34-23 for New Jersey) at the final whistle. Devils defenceman Marek Zidlicky
made a big play early in the third, bodying Mike Richards away as the Kings
forward raced in the New Jersey end and tried to make a move on the penalty
kill. Just as Quick seemed to do earlier in the series, Brodeur appeared to be
getting in his oppositions heads. Doughty shook his head in the third in
disbelief when the 40-year-old goalie found his slapshot from the point through
a sea of bodies. “Hes played well, very well the last two nights,” Sutter said
of Brodeur. “Were probably saying what they said in Games 1 and 2, where we got
breaks and now they did.” History remains on the Kings side. Teams leading 3-0
in the final have previously gone on to win the Cup 24 of 25 times (96 per
cent). The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a three-game deficit to defeat
Detroit in seven. “Were not thinking that far ahead. Weve got to win another
game in order to keep playing,” said DeBoer. ’ ’ ’ 

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