Adam Henrique has done it again.
The rookie’s tally, his fourth of the postseason, helped the New Jersey Devils avoid being swept by the Los Angeles Kings after a 3-1 win at the Staples Center Wednesday night.
- Game 5 will be played in New Jersey on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST.
The goal, coming with just under five minutes in the game, was Henrique’s third game-winner of the post season. His other two were in similar fashion, coming in overtime.
After two scoreless periods, thanks in part to strong performances by Jonathan Quick and Martin Brodeur, both teams scored in a 62-second span in the first half of the final period.
Patrick Elias opened the scoring at 7:56 of the third to give the Devils their first lead of the series. It was short-lived, as Drew Doughty replied on the man-advantage after agitator David Clarkson took a boarding penalty at 8:52 in the third.
The series heads back to the New Jersey and Prudential Center for game five, where the Devils face elimination once again.
Stanley Cup schedule (all games at 8 p.m. ET):
- Game 5 (if necessary) – June 9 (New Jersey)
- Game 6 (if necessary) – June 11 (Los Angeles)
- Game 7 (if necessary) – June 13 (New Jersey)
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While the Kings are still looking for their first Stanley Cup — this is only the team’s second time to the finals — the Devils are looking for a fourth victory.
But with no Canadian team in the final, what bandwagon will those in Canada jump on? Well, there are 15 Canadian players on L.A.’s roster, with only seven on the Devils.