Stanley Cup Final: Game 5
Bryce Salvador's second period goal broke a 1-1 tie, giving Anton Volchkenov and the Devils reason to celebrate. Salvador's fourth tally of the playoffs turned out to be the game-winner.
On the power play in the first period period, Zach Parise of the Devils took advantage of a misplay by Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and buried the puck in the open side of the net for his first goal of the series.
Reportedly hobbled by a back injury, Devils sniper Ilya Kovalchuk had another quiet game, firing only one shot on goal.
Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky and Kings center Mike Richards collide.
Dustin Brown of the Kings is sent flying in front of Martin Brodeur's net during the first minute of play.
With a little help from Dainius Zubrus of the Devils, Kings forwards Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams got tangled up during the first period.
Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder, playing in only his second game since mid-January, goes into the end boards with Kings forward Jordan Nolan.
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur played a spectacular Game 5, posting 25 saves in the 2-1 win and even enjoyed an exchange of pleasantries after a scrum in which Jeff Carter of the Kings yanked Brodeur's sweater over his head.
Justin Williams tied the game at 1-1 early in the second period with a wicked shot from between the circles.
Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov cramped Dwight King's style.