Stanley Cup Finals 2012: New Jersey Devils Stave Off Elimination, Force Game 5

The Los Angeles Kings have taken 3-0 leads in all four series they've played in these 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they've swept only one series. Maybe it's weakness with it all on the line in front of the home crowd in Game 4, or maybe it's the will of the opposing team, but it's the same deal in these Stanley Cup Finals.

Adam Henrique's beautiful top-shelf shot was the game-winner, helped along by Patrik Elias' goal at the 7:56 mark of the third period and Ilya Kovalchuk's empty-net tally in the final minute of the game as the Devils won, 3-1.

Just 1:03 after Elias opened the scoring, Drew Doughty scored a power play goal to even the score. It really seemed at that point like it may have been L.A.'s night as they yet again got another break, but Martin Brodeur continued another great game and the Kings missed several scoring chances down the stretch with which they could've closed this thing out.

As a result, we're headed back to New Jersey for another do-or-die game Saturday night. The Kings haven't played beyond a Game 5 all playoffs long. Will they head back to Los Angeles on Sunday with hangovers or with a Game 6 in front of them?

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