The New Jersey Devils entered Wednesday night's game in desperate need of a win. In all of the franchise's playoff appearances, they have never been swept in four straight games. The Devils kept on the right side of history in Game 4, beating the Los Angeles Kings by a final score of 3-1 to buy them a fifth game.
New Jersey scored the first goal of the game eight minutes into the third period. Patrik Elias caught a rebound and put it into the net for a 1-0 lead. New Jersey's edge was short-lived, as the Kings tied it less than a minute later. Drew Doughty beat Martin Brodeur through the five hole to tie it.
Adam Henrique broke the tie with four and a half minutes left to play. He put a the game-winner over the shoulder of Jonathan Quick. Henrique scored overtime goals to end two series for the Devils this postseason. Ilya Kovalchuk added a third goal on an empty net to end the game.
Game 5 is set for Saturday night back in New Jersey.
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