It wasn't easy, but the Devils aren't finished yet.
New Jersey defeated the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night by a score of 2-1, taking Game 5 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals and closing the series gap to 3-2.
The Devils struck first on a Zach Parise goal 12 minutes and 45 seconds into the game. The Kings hit an equalizer early in the second period, but New Jersey's Bryce Salvador scored later in the period in what would end up being the go-ahead goal.
The Devils and Kings played through a scoreless but physical third period that ended with each team a man down after penalties were assessed to Los Angeles left wing Dustin Penner and New Jersey left wing Alexei Ponikarovsky. The Kings were unable to connect on a goal in the game's final seconds and New Jersey held on for the victory.
Game 6 will take place on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be played at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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