National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

12:39 AM, Jun 3, 2012   |    comments
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Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - The second game of the Stanley Cup Finals featured the same score as the opener but a different hero emerged. Jeff Carter scored with 6:18 remaining in overtime, moving the Los Angeles Kings closer to their first championship in franchise history with another 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Carter potted the game- winner on a marvelous individual effort. Skating down the right wing, Carter, who only notched one empty-net goal in the 2010 Cup Finals with a Philadelphia Flyers team that lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, threw the puck into the crease. After circling behind the New Jersey net, Carter gathered the puck again, moved into the high slot and fired a low wrister past Martin Brodeur's right shoulder and inside the left post. It marks the first time in 61 years that Games 1 and 2 of the Cup Finals were decided beyond regulation. Anze Kopitar beat Brodeur on a breakaway in the extra frame on Wednesday. The Kings will look to grab a commanding 3-0 series lead Monday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for the Kings, who have won all 10 of their road playoff games this year and 12 in a row dating to last postseason. Both streaks are NHL records. Ryan Carter supplied the lone goal for New Jersey, while Brodeur stopped 30 shots.

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