Adam Henrique: The Devils Finest Playoff Asset
The New Jersey Devils defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 4 to stay alive in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final Series. This recap goes on about how the Devils performed, the little things that made the goals happen, and many more observations.
Ahead of tonight's Game 4, I offer my feelings about the New Jersey Devils, who are facing elimination down 3-0 in the series to the Los Angeles Kings. Amid all of them, I'm finding there's nothing to lose with being a little hopeful against the odds.
The Devils need to find ways to get pucks past Jonathan Quick if they hope to survive Game Four. We suggest a few ways the potential Conn Smythe winner could be broken down by looking at his play from earlier in the postseason.
|- No scoring. Penalties - Zach Parise, New Jersey (Tripping), 3:02; Jarret Stoll, Los Angeles (Hooking), 5:53; Dustin Brown, Los Angeles (Tripping), 7:58; Bryce Salvador, New Jersey (Interference), 19:15.|
|- No scoring. Penalties - Bryce Salvador, New Jersey (Interference), 8:19.|
|- 1, New Jersey Goal - Patrik Elias (5), from Bryce Salvador and Dainius Zubrus at 7:56. 2, Los Angeles Power-Play Goal - Drew Doughty (4), from Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar at 8:56. 3, New Jersey Goal - Adam Henrique (4), from David Clarkson and Alexei Ponikarovsky at 15:29. 4, New Jersey Empty Net Goal - Ilya Kovalchuk (8), from Travis Zajac and Bryce Salvador at 19:40. Penalties - David Clarkson, New Jersey (Boarding), 8:52; Willie Mitchell, Los Angeles (Hi-sticking), 17:10.|