The Los Angeles Kings are now up 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals after another overtime win over the New Jersey Devils.
The Los Angeles Kings went into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals knowing that if they were to win again at the in Newark that they might not have to play another road game in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They made sure they got it done, and just like in Game 1, they did it in overtime with a score of 2-1. The Kings are a perfect 10-0 on the road in the Playoffs.
Drew Doughty opened the scoring just under 8 minutes into the game on a wrist shot that got behind Martin Brodeur. The goal was unassisted.
“I just saw some ice in front of me, decided to skate with the puck,” Doughty said. “I don’t know who the D-man was, but I tried to use him as a screen. Marty has that quick glove so I went blocker side. I didn’t even know it went in actually, but luckily, it did.”
Ryan Carter answered just under 3 minutes into the third on a tip-in from Marek Zidlicky and Steve Bernier.
Jeff Carter would win the game in overtime on a shot that Marty Brodeur had a tough time tracking due to a very large net presence by Dustin Penner. Penner would also draw the assist along with Martinez.
“Penns did a great job of getting right in front of Marty there,” Carter said. “To be honest, I don’t even know if he saw around Penns, or if he saw the shot.”
The Devils have the tall task of winning four out of the next 5 games to hoist the Stanley Cup. The two teams are back at it Monday night in Los Angeles.