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.
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