The New Jersey Devils did everything they could during the regulation portion of Game 2 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Except, of course, win the game.
The Devils outshot the Los Angeles Kings, 30-21, in regulation but the score was only 1-1. In overtime, the Kings got the game-winner from Drew Doughty for a 2-1 victory and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Games 3 and 4 will be in Los Angeles, so the Kings now have a huge advantage in the series.
“Yeah, it’s tough. But, you know, you can’t feel sorry for yourself. We played a much better game,” said Devils coach Peter DeBoer. “I knew we would respond. We did in the right way. You know, came up one goal short.”
Game 3 in Monday in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET, with Game 4 on Wednesday at 8 p.m. If the Devils don’t win one of those games they won’t be coming home for Game 5.