The New Jersey Devils are down 4-1 to the Los Angeles Kings after two periods during Monday night's Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at the Staples Center. Adam Henrique scored with just 1:15 left in the period, giving the Devils' a sign of life for the first time tonight. Jeff Carter extended the Kings' lead early in the period, notching his eighth goal of the playoffs just 1:30 into the period.
Martin Brodeur has now faced 21 shots on goal for the night, saving 17, compared to 10 shots faced and nine saves for Jonathan Quick. The Devils have struggled to generate much offense, having spent a lot of their ice time shorthanded. They have racked up 43 penalty minutes so far, compared to just two for the Kings. Ryan Carter earned a two-minute minor and 10-minute misconduct for causing a pile up on Jonathan Quick in the Kings' crease. David Clarkson earned another 10-minute misconduct with just 1:41 to play in the period.
No team in NHL history has ever come back from a 4-0 deficit to win a game in the Stanley Cup Finals. Barring a miracle, the New Jersey's impressive run through the playoffs appears to be coming to an end.
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