Jonathan Quick has been in the head of everyone in the entire Western Conference throughout the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and now it's the New Jersey Devils turn to fight off the demons. Quick has stopped 20 of 20 shots through two periods, as Drew Doughty's goal remains the only one of the game after the second frame.
New Jersey continued to control the territory, though the shots on goal were even at nine. The Devils had another poor power play, one that elicited boos from the sold out Prudential Center in Newark. They continued getting chances off the rush on Quick, but New Jersey has chosen to go for deflections instead of Game 1's "shoot high all the time" gameplan. It still hasn't worked, as Anton Volchenkov's fluke goal in Game 1 remains the only one.
The Kings have been counterpunching a lot in the second period, and have come close a few times, but each time, Martin Brodeur's glove hand has come up big, as Brodeur's turned back the clock at times during the second.
This game is a goal away from becoming really interesting, but New Jersey has to be wondering when that goal will come.