The Devils power play was looking as inept as it had in the first four games of this series until Jonathan Quick gave them a gift.
Quick went out to play a soft dump-in from New Jersey and messed up the angle, sending it right onto the stick of Zach Parise, who jammed it home on the wraparound to make it 1-0 New Jersey at 12:45.
It was Parise's first goal of the series and his first goal against a goaltender since Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals (he had empty netters in Games 5 & 6). It was also New Jersey's first power play goal of the series.
The team to score first has won every game of this series, so a good omen early for the Devils.