Subtle Gamesmanship From Devils May Have Cost Justin Williams Goal

The Kings trail 1-0 and it certainly looks like Martin Brodeur has brought his ‘A’ game here in Game 5, but a subtle — and illegal — little play by a Devils player may have prevented a Justin Williams goal.

On a shift which featured some sustained pressure in the New Jersey end of the ice, Justin Williams lost his stick in the high slot. As he chased after it, a Devils player pushed it over into the corner. Williams went to chase after his stick, and as play continued, the puck trickled just by the post on Brodeur’s glove side.

Williams was just a second too slow in getting to that puck — and a relatively wide-open net — and it’s all because he had to go chase after his stick.

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