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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 3: New Jersey Down 2-0 After 2nd Period

The Los Angeles Kings seized a 2-0 lead over the New Jersey Devils in the second period during Game 3 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Staples Center. Martin Brodeur could only do so much. He faced nine shots during the period, recording seven saves. The two he didn't stop were both quality chances by the Kings.

Brodeur was upset with officials after the Kings' first goal. Alec Martinez hacked at a puck stuck on Brodeur's pads well after the veteran goaltender felt the officials should have called the play dead. He didn't have much of a chance on the Kings' second goal by Anze Kopitar, however.

Jonathan Quick has been stellar for Los Angeles on the other end of the ice. He had nine more saves during the second period to bring his total up to 16 for the game. He stuffed the Devils early in the period on a 2-on-1 that could have given New Jersey the lead and help change momentum in front of a vociferous crowd.

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.