Devils Vs. Kings, Game 1: Patrik Elias Gets Lucky Bounce To Tie Game 2

Patrik Elias has probably had one of the more forgettable post-seasons of his career on an individual level. However, he's gotten himself some luck of late. He went six games between goals until his lucky skate-bounce goal in Game 5 against the Rangers. Now, toward the end of period two, he's gotten another bit of luck, with a goal off his body to tie up Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. The goal was credited to Anton Volchenkov but would surely would not have happened without Elias' deflection.

The goal ended what was actually a mediocre period for New Jersey. They didn't get a shot for nearly 15 minutes in the second, but they've finally broke through. Goals like these almost convince a team to think it can't waste puck-luck while they still have it. Either way, the next goal may do it here in Newark.

Stick with SB Nation's dedicated NHL hub for full Stanley Cup finals coverage. For more on the New Jersey Devils, check out Devils blog In Lou We Trust. For more on the Los Angeles Kings, check out Jewels From The Crown and SB Nation Los Angeles .

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