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Kings Win Again in Overtime to Take 2-0 Stanley Cup Final Lead

June 03, 2012

Jeff Carter gave the Los Angeles Kings their second straight overtime win and a 2-0 lead against the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Final.

Carter’s goal on a wristshot 13 minutes, 42 seconds into overtime gave the Kings a 2-1 win, their 10th straight road victory this postseason in the National Hockey League playoffs.

Carter took the puck at the side of the New Jersey net, circled away and curled toward the center of the ice. He then flipped a shot past the right skate of Devils goalie Martin Brodeur.

“I got a loose puck and tried to get it past all those sticks,” Carter said in a televised interview. “We accomplished what we came to do, and we’ll go back to work in Game 3.”

The Kings also won 2-1 in the opening game, which ended when Anze Kopitar scored on a breakaway against Brodeur. This time, Brodeur had plenty of people in front of him when Carter took his winning shot.

“He kind of used everybody to set a screen and shoot the puck short side,” Brodeur said. “We’re definitely in a tough spot, but it’s not impossible.”

Drew Doughty scored the Kings’ first goal midway through the first period. Ryan Carter tied the game on a tip-in three minutes into the third period.

The series now moves to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Game 3 tomorrow and Game 4 two days later.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Gloster in San Francisco at rgloster@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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