Los Angeles Kings fans went to the Staples Center last night ready to celebrate their team's first Stanley Cup, but the Devils spoiled the party. The New Jersey team beat the Kings 3-1, taking the series to a Game 5 on their home turf. The game was 0-0 at the start of the third period before Patrik Elias gave the Devils their first lead of the series, and rookie Adam Henrique fired in a game-winner, reports the New York Times.
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur had an excellent game, stopping 21 shots. "You know, I think we wanted to make them jump on a plane and come to New Jersey," he said afterward. "We had to go anyway. Might as well get a game over there." Game 5 is on Saturday. While the Devils have the chance to make one of the most amazing comebacks in NHL history, the statistics are on the Kings' side the Los Angeles Times notes. No team has come back from 3-0 down to lift the Stanley Cup since 1942, and the Kings are 10-0 on the road in the playoffs.