I’m not sure how they did it, but the Devils finally managed to beat the LA Kings. With the 3-1 win the Devils now force a Game 5 in New Jersey, which could be a bad things given that the Kings have yet to lose away from home this postseason. But at least now there won’t be a sweep, because that would have been super boring.
The credit for this win should go almost completely to Martin Broduer. He played beyond amazingly for someone in his 40s and he did almost everything he could to keep the Kings off the board.
If some more credit has to be given, it should go to New Jersey rookie Adam Henrique. This kid is only 22 and yet he has 4 goals, 8 assists and is a plus 10 so far this postseason. Besides that, he has 3 game winning goals, one in last night’s game against the Kings, which is unheard of for a rookie. And two of those game winners were also series winners in both Game 7s the Devils have been in throughout these playoffs.
I don’t know if the Devils will be able to make any kind of comeback in this series, but I can only hope that this win for the Devils sparks something in their offense. For the Devils to make this comeback possible, they are going to need to find a way to get more than 2 goals past Jonathan Quick a game. No matter how good I think Broduer is, he is getting up there in age and he can’t stop them all. So the best way for the Devils to sink the Kings is to put some pucks high on Quick like Henrique did with his game winner last night.
I am really hoping the Devils can now make this a real series when they get a chance to continue on their roll Saturday night in New Jersey.
That’s all for now,