The New Jersey Devils lost 4-0 to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night during Game 3 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals to go down 3-0 in the series. New Jersey had no answer for Jonathan Quick, who had 22 saves to earn his second straight shutout victory in front of a wild Staples Center crowd.
The Kings were spectacular all over the ice. Not only did they light up Martin Brodeur and the Devils on the scoreboard, they were also perfect on special teams. The Devils went 0-for-6 on their power play chances, including a minute-long 5-on-3 in the first period after Mike Richards was called for a four-minute double minor for high-sticking Adam Henrique.
After a scoreless first period, the Kings got on the board in the second with a controversial goal in the crease by Alec Martinez. Anze Kopitar made the score 2-0 on a one-timer off a nice pass by Dustin Brown.
Jeff Carter and Justin Williams put the Kings up 4-0 in the third period with powerplay goals on LA's only two opportunities of the game.
Brodeur finished with 17 saves on 21 shots faced. Zach Parise had four shots on goal for the night, including a golden opportunity during the 5-on-3 in the first period. Quick, of course, came through with the kick save to help preserve the shutout.
New Jersey is one loss from elimination. Game 4 of the series will take place Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET at the Staples Center.
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.