Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Dustin Brown scored twice while Trevor
Lewis also scored during a five-minute power play as Los Angeles holds a 3-0
lead over New Jersey in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals from the Staples
All three goals came on a five-minute power play for the Kings as Steve
Bernier was given a major and misconduct for boarding Rob Scuderi.
Scuderi was playing the puck behind his own net when Bernier came charging in
and slammed him face-first into the boards. Scuderi was bleeding from a cut on
his nose after the hit and the Kings power play went to work at the 10:10
The first goal came less than a minute later as a Drew Doughty shot from the
left point was redirected by Brown in the low slot.
The Kings continued to skate on the advantage and made it a 2-0 game with 7:15
to play in the period. The puck was chipped down low and Los Angeles won the
battle deep to the left of the net. Mike Richards was able to slip it to the
low left circle for Brown, who cut to the front and snapped a wrister past
Brodeur for his ninth of the playoffs.
In the final seconds of the power play, Dwight King rushed the puck down the
left wing and charged the net. He lost control of the puck, but it slid over
to the right and Lewis was able to slam it home with 4:59 left in the period.
New Jersey wasn't able to generate much offensively in the first period and
Jonathan Quick stopped all four shots he faced. The Kings, though, did benefit
from the right post late in the frame when Patrik Elias' shot from the slot
rang off the iron.
Martin Brodeur gave up the three goals on 13 shots.
The Kings are hoping to wrap this series up for their first-ever Stanley Cup
championship while the Devils, who became the first team since 1945 to force a
Game 6 after going down 3-0, are looking to send the series back to New Jersey
for a decisive Game 7.
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