Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Kings scored twice on Martin Brodeur in
the second period of Game 3 on Monday and were 20 minutes away from building a
3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Alec Martinez and Anze Kopitar had the goals and Jonathan Quick stopped nine
shots in the period, giving him 16 for the game.
The Kings lead the best-of-seven series 2-0 after a pair of 2-1 overtime wins
in New Jersey.
Early in the second, Brodeur had the puck pinned beneath his left pad during a
scramble but Dwight King hammered away at it and Martinez rushed in for a last
swipe, finally getting it over the goal line 5:40 in.
Brodeur was angry and seemed to argue that the whistle should have been blown
to stop play.
Though it appeared at full speed that King had scored, Martinez was given the
goal and King the primary assist for his work.
Brodeur was sliding from his left to his right when Kopitar scored to make it
2-0 with 4:53 left. Dustin Brown found his teammate with a cross-ice pass and
Kopitar beat Brodeur from the low left circle on a bang-bang play.
Earlier, Quick made seven saves and the Kings fought off a New Jersey 5-on-3
in a scoreless first period. Brodeur made six saves in the period and had 13
Game 4 is Wednesday in LA.
The Sports Network