The Devils had gone 0-for-15 on the power play in this 2012 Stanley Cup Finals and it had looked absolutely brutal at times. That all changed on a miscue by Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.
Quick made a miscalculation on his angle when trying to shoot the puck around. He sent it off the wrong part of the backboards, and right to Zach Parise. Parise jammed it and Quick was just a half-second late, and the Devils led 1-0. It was Parise's first goal of the series.
It wasn't New Jersey's best period, as they got only four shots, but they kept L.A. to the outside and the Kings didn't get too many big scoring chances on Martin Brodeur, who made seven saves.
The first team to score in each game has won it, so it'll be interesting to see if New Jersey parlays momentum in a period they didn't exactly own into something better. It looked a lot like Game 3 and 4's first periods, except the Devils took advantage of their lone power play chance.