Ilya Kovalchuk only has an empty net goal in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, but he's coming closer, and has probably looked his best in the series tonight. Jonathan Quick has been out of his mind for much of the playoffs, however, and robbed Kovalchuk with a great glove grab to keep it 2-1 New Jersey in Game 5.
The save came on a heck of a sequence of hockey, as Marek Zidlicky made a big hit on Mike Richards to stop a potential breakaway. On the ensuing rush, Kovalchuk took a great pass and got as good a head of speed as he has in a long time. But the shot was into the glove of Quick, who casually held for a whistle, and tossed it off.
The Devils power play didn't look wonderful, but again, they are getting more high-quality chances than in past games.