The pace picked up between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings in the second period of Wednesday night's Stanley Cup Finals opener. Players put a little more pop in their hits, and the Devils evened the score with a late goal to make it 1-1 after two periods of play.
New Jersey came out hitting to start the period, but the tougher play produced few results. The Kings managed to get a few scoring chances amid the banging and bumping. The Devils did not put a shot on goal until the 14:30 mark of the second period.
With just over a minute to play, Anton Volchenkov deflected a shot into the net. There was some confusion as to who actually scored the goal. It was initially credited to Patrik Elias.
SB Nation New York has a host of previews and analysis for your in our Stanley Cup Finals StoryStream. You can find more entertaining reading on the SB Nation NHL Hub Page. For the Devils perspective, check In Lou We Trust. For the Kings perspective, visit Jewels From The Crown.