Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - The New Jersey Devils did something on Saturday
that no one else had done in these playoffs: won a game at home against Los
Angeles. Thanks to 25 saves from Martin Brodeur, the Devils took a 2-1 win
over the Kings in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Prudential Center. Los
Angeles came into the game a perfect 10-0 on the road and were looking to
become the first team in history to win 11 in one playoff year away from home.
Also, the team was hoping to wrap up its first Stanley Cup championship in
franchise history. The Devils, though, got goals from Zach Parise and Bryce
Salvador to again stave off elimination. New Jersey has won the past two games
after dropping the first three, including a pair of 2-1 overtime losses at
home to kick off the best-of-seven set. New Jersey became just the third team
in NHL history, and the first since 1945, to force a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup
Finals after falling behind 3-0. The Toronto Maple Leafs are the only to rally
from a 3-0 hole to win the Cup and they did it in 1942 against the Detroit Red
Wings. Game 6 is Monday in LA.
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