Kings goalie Jonathan Quick smothers the puck in front of St. Louis' T.J. Oshie during the first period. Quick made 21 saves.
LOS ANGELES - Dustin Penner could have simply dumped the puck and allowed the clock to run out on the second period of yet another dead-even game.
New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur picks up one of his 24 saves after a shot by Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61). The host Devils won 3-1.
NEWARK, N.J. - David Clarkson scored twice and set up New Jersey's other goal, and Pat Elias matched his career best with three assists to lead the Devils to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last spring's Eastern Conference finals.
LOS ANGELES - The Stanley Cup barely had the Los Angeles Kings' fingerprints on it before Darryl Sutter suggested they should start preparing to win it again.
NEWARK, N.J. - A little less than two years after battling for the services of high-scoring free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk, the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings are going after a bigger prize - the Stanley Cup.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Simon Gagne thought the Los Angeles Kings would be a Stanley Cup contender when he signed with them as a free agent last summer.
NEWARK, N.J.- A year after missing the playoffs for the first time since 1996, the New Jersey Devils are going back to the Stanley Cup finals, thanks to a rookie, a 40-year-old goaltender and a coach who'd never been to the postseason in the NHL.
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith can't stop a rebound goal by Dustin Penner in overtime as Kings teammate Mike Richards, right, celebrates.
GLENDALE - From the beginning of the season, they felt the odds stacked against them.
NEWARK, N.J. - In his latest playoff gem, Henrik Lundqvist had little time to do more than stop every breakaway or 2-on-1 attempt New Jersey shot his way. When he took a moment to breathe, Lundqvist had all the confidence his New York Rangers would bail him out with a goal or two.
Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) gets the puck past Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, tying the game at 1 early in the second period.
LOS ANGELES - At both blue lines, a wall seemed to be set up.
Jeff Carter beats Coyotes goalie Mike Smith for his second of three goals. "There's no need to hit the panic button," Smith says. "But we need to play better."
GLENDALE - As soon as Coyotes captain Shane Doan left the ice in the second period, his team's discipline - and possibly the series - left with him.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith celebrated a lot during the playoffs as he did here in an overtime win against Nashville in Game 1.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stops another St. Louis shot in the playoffs and "is second to none this year," Coyotes GM Don Maloney says.
The list of accomplishments keeps growing.