The New Jersey Devils have won game 5 in good fashion at a final score of 3-1.
There was no scoring from either team through the first two periods, but both teams played extremely well defensively. Both teams killed penalties, but neither got many scoring chances. Then, 8 minutes into the third period, Patrik Elias scored on assists from Bryce Salvador and Dainius Zubrus, making the score 1-0. Shortly thereafter, David Clarkson went to the penalty box for boarding. 6 seconds after, Drew Doughty scored on a gorgeous snipe from the point to tie the game at 1-1. It would remain this way until 15:29 into the third, as Adam Henrique netted a goal which would prove to be the back breaker. In the last minute, Jonathan Quick was pulled in attempt to tie the game, but Ilya Kovalchuk scored on the empty net to secure the victory.
It's about time we saw the real New Jersey Devils. They finally bounced back and played a great game in this series. They played well in the first two games, but this was definitely their best game so far. Marty Brodeur had a .955 save percentage, and the team in front of him blocked shots, played solid defensively, and they scored enough to win. This is the recipe that could win them a series, but unfortunately I think it's too late for them to make a real comeback. They might win the next game at home, but if the Devils win game 5, I don't think there is a way the Kings allow the Devils to win game 6. The Devils are a very good team, but the Kings are the team deserving team in this series, and unless the wheels fall off and the Kings allow the Devils to come back, then the Kings should still have a hold on the series.
But what do you think? Do you think that the Devils have a shot, or are they done still? Let me know in the comment section below.