Kings Steal Another Game from Devils in Overtime with Jeff Carter’s Game-Winner

By 06.03.12

Drew Doughty gave the Kings the lead 7:49 into the first period beating Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, but that would be the only scoring for the next 42 minutes. Just like the rest of the playoffs the New Jersey Devils have relied on their fourth line of Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta and Steve Bernier, but the trio couldn't do it all. Carter scored the Devils' lone goal that tied the game at the 2:59 mark in the third period. The game was nodded at one and the teams went into overtime making it the first time since 1951 that the first two games went into OT. In the extra period the Devils aggressively attacked Los Angeles, but Kings goalie Jonathan Quick kept them at bay with 32 saves and three in OT. Then at 13:42 into overtime Jeff Carter scored the game-winner that gave Los Angeles a 2-1 victory over the Devils at the Prudential Center. The Kings maintain their perfect 10-0 on the road in the postseason and now have the luxury of returning home with a 2-0 series lead. It doesn't look too hopeful for New Jersey seeing that teams that have lost the first two games have only won only five of 47 series in history, but on a bright note, it has happened in two of the last three seasons with the Bruins in 2011 and the Penguins in 2009. Game 3 is Monday at Staples Center at 8 PM.


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