By most accounts, the LA Kings should have won game number one skating away, such was the dominance of the Kings over the New Jersey Devils in the debut of the Stanley Cup Final last Wednesday.
However, as is the case with the Devils this season, New Jersey's favourite skaters hung around, waiting for an opportunity, few as they were and then when opportunity presented itself, the Devils took advantage of an LA miscue or fortune smiled on the Devils for just a moment.
Somehow the Devils managed to get a game that could have gotten away to go into Overtime, but in Game One, the Hockey Gods decided that the harder working team probably deserved the victory, Anze Kopitar scoring on a highlight reel overtime winner to provide the Kings with win number one, the countdown to Stanley on the coast now down to three wins.
The Kings will seek to head home two games up on Saturday, after a two day break the NHL returns to prime time with Game Number two from Newark. A must win for the home side should the wish to serve notice that the finals won't be a Kings' coronation.
Game Two -- Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 (OT)
Los Angeles leads the series 2 games to 0
Previews and Reviews
LA Times-- Kings are ready and able to will a win in Game 2
LA Times-- For Kings' Jonathan Quick, it's wow and again
LA Times-- Yes, this Kings run is real, now breathe
LA Times-- Devils don't put blame on Martin Brodeur for Game 2 loss
LA Times-- Kings' Dustin Brown as hit maker - and hit taker
LA Times-- Kings win again in overtime to take 2-0 lead in Stanley Cup Final
LA Daily News-- Overtime is just like any other time for L. A.
LA Daily News-- L. A. fans, it's a good time to start dreaming
LA Daily News-- Defenseman Mitchell is ready for a parade
LA Daily News-- Kings take 2-0 series lead over New Jersey...
LA Daily News-- Kings win second game in overtime, 2-1
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils believe Stanley Cup finals are far from over
Newark Star Ledger-- Are Devils at a disadvantage against much-traveled Kings?
Newark Star Ledger-- Success in Stanley Cup Finals has people in L. A. paying attention...
Newark Star Ledger-- In Stanley Cup Finals, sometimes the only thing you can say is...
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils work hard on details in order to carry big sticks
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils lose to Kings 2-1 in overtime, fall behind 0-2 in series
Newark Star Ledger-- Kings' Carter happens upon Cup glory with overtime winner
Newark Star Ledger-- For Devils, Martin Brodeur's brilliance not quite enough
Newark Star Ledger-- Can the Devils even escape from Los Angeles?
Newark Star Ledger-- How can the Devils beat Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils need to find some offence if they hope to come back...
Newark Star Ledger-- We can't feel sorry for ourselves
New York Post-- Devils drop second straight in OT to Kings
New York Post-- Brodeur gives a glove-ly effort despite Devils defeat
New York Post-- Devils face uphill battle after Kovalchuk's near-miss
NY Daily News-- In Stanley Cup finals NJ Devils have missed their opportunities...
NY Daily News-- LA Kings appear to be team of destiny in Stanley Cup Finals...
USA Today-- Jeff Carter OT goal gives Kings 2-0 series lead
USA Today-- Devils lacking offense in two home losses to Kings
USA Today-- Soaring Kings have that unstoppable look
Globe and Mail-- Quick's standout play proves bedeviling
Globe and Mail-- Los Angeles ready to party as Kings arrive home with Stanley Cup in sights
Globe and Mail-- Kings and Devils are close on the ice, but L. A. has huge lead on paper
National Post-- Kings' road streak alive, Devils in big hole with Game 2 loss
National Post-- Kings' Dustin Penner continues to grow
Toronto Sun-- Better not good enough for Devils
Toronto Sun-- The doubt about Doughty is gone
Toronto Sun-- Kings' a "Perfect 10" on the road
LA Times-- Kings don't need roadies
LA Times-- For Kings, 1993 doesn't really matter right now
LA Times-- Kings feel at ease while waiting for Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final
LA Times-- Devils' Zach Parise 'fusses up to Stanley Cup 'Hand of God' attempt
LA Times-- Justin Williams is so effective yet so little noticed
LA Times-- Devils' Martin Brodeur remains the goal standard
LA Daily News-- Kings coach Darryl Sutter -- From down on the farm to Stanley Cup shot
LA Daily News-- The Great Communicator: Kings have taken heed of Darryl Sutter's words ...
LA Daily News-- LA is used to tight games
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils have optional morning skate as they await Game 2 against Kings
Newark Star Ledger-- Kings look to extend their playoff record unbeaten road streak...
Newark Star Ledger-- Make your Devils-Kings Game 2 predictions
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils realize Stanley Cup Finals are far from over
Newark Star Ledger-- After the Stanley Cup Finals, Zach Parise will be in great demand
Newark Star Ledger-- Who is your all-time Cup Finals Devils player?
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Zach Parise was hoping cameras didn't catch his illegal goal
Newark Star Ledger-- Martin Brodeur: Devils have come this far so might as well win...
Newark Star Ledger-- If Devils win it, what would you do with the Stanley Cup for a day?
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils make no changes in practice before Game 2
Newark Star Ledger-- Rank this team's likability compared to other Stanley Cup teams
Newark Star Ledger-- Lou Lamoriello's influence extends beyond hockey...
New York Post-- Devils coach not worried about matchup game
New York Post-- Devils aim to avoid 0-2 Cup deficit
New York Post-- Devils sticking with same lines for Game 2
NY Daily News-- Ilya Kovalchuk, coach Peter DeBoer not concerned about ...
NY Daily News-- NJ Devils looking on bright side of Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 loss...
USA Today-- Kings' Justin Williams unheralded but not unappreciated
USA Today-- Previewing Stanley Cup Game 2
USA Today-- Down 1-0 again, Devils debate how to rally
USA Today-- Devils need more shots to find holes in Quick
Globe and Mail-- Kings hope to exorcise ghosts of McSorley's illegal stick in Game 2
Globe and Mail-- 'Hand of Zach' keeps grip on present
Globe and Mail-- Devils, Kings both see room for improvement
Globe and Mail-- Kings rise on Doughty's shoulders
National Post-- Devils' Peter DeBoer not planning to 'stick' it to Kings
National Post-- Kings have eyes on the throne
National Post-- Devils' home was a little too hot for Game 1
Toronto Sun-- Devils Kovalchuk takes his lumps
Toronto Sun-- Five ways the Devils can be better
Toronto Sun-- Canadian goalie stars in decline
Toronto Sun-- DeBoer searching for answer to Kings
Toronto Sun-- The Kings of the road
Toronto Star-- New Jersey Devils off-ice feud backdrop to Stanley Cup pursuit
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