The New Jersey Devils lost 6-1 to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night in Game 6 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the Staples Center. With the win, the Kings won their first Stanley Cup in the history of the franchise.
The Devils were outplayed throughout the night. Martin Brodeur stopped just 20 of 25 shots faced. His counterpart on the other end of the ice, Jonathan Quick, saved 17 of 18 shots on goal by the Devils.
The Devils racked up 47 penalty minutes on the night. Steve Bernier was ejected in the first period for boarding Rob Scuderi. The Kings took a 3-0 lead on the ensuing five-minute powerplay off Bernier's major penalty.
The Kings took a 4-0 lead off Jeff Carter's goal just 1:30 into the second period. Down 4-0, Adam Henrique scored the Devils only goal of the night with 1:15 before the start of the third period.
Trevor Lewis scored his second goal of the night on an empty net with under 3:45 to go in regulation. Matt Greene capped the Kings' scoring with an unassisted goal past a well-screened Brodeur just 15 seconds later.
Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 NHL Playoffs.
Read more about the New Jersey Devils at In Lou We Trust and head over to Jewels From The Crown for the Kings fan perspective.