Many were calling the sweep of the Devils for Wednesday night. Martin Brodeur, however, decided to make those sweep calls presumptuous with his terrific performance.
1) Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils – You just knew that, if the Devils were going to beat the Kings in the series, Martin Brodeur was going to have to outduel Jonathan Quick and he did just that on Wednesday night. Brodeur stopped 21 of 22 shots in the Devils’ 3-1 win to keep the Devils playing in the Stanley Cup Final.
2) Adam Henrique, New Jersey Devils – Henrique has been gaining a reputation for big goals this postseason and he did it again on Wednesday night, scoring the game-winning goal with just over four minutes remaining in regulation. Patrik Elias also scored for the Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk added an empty-net goal to cap off the scoring.
3) Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings – Drew Doughty has had a fantastic playoffs for the Kings, so it was fitting that he was the lone goal scorer for the Kings on Wednesday, tallying a power-play goal after a questionable penalty given to David Clarkson. Jonathan Quick stopped 21 of 23 shots in defeat.
Play of the Night
Adam Henrique fired this laser of a shot past Jonathan Quick to give the Devils the lead for good.
Hit of the Night
It’s been a very physical series, so far, and Ryan Carter continued that with this hit on Drew Doughty.
If this doesn’t get you excited, you’re not a hockey fan.