Jeff Carter fired a shot to beat Martin Brodeur short side to give the Kings their second consecutive 2-1 overtime win, putting them up 2-0 in the series. The Kings now have a record-tying 10 straight road wins in this season’s playoffs.
No road team has ever won Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals in overtime. The last time the first two games of the Cup Finals went to overtime was 1951, when the Leafs and Canadiens split the first two games; all five games of that series went to overtime.
The last 5 Finals where the road team won Games 1 and 2, they won the series. The combined record: 20-1.
- 1997 – Detroit swept Philly
- 1995 – NJ swept Detroit
- 1990 – Edmonton beat Boston 4-1
- 1983 – NY Islanders swept Edmonton
- 1970 – Boston swept St. Louis.
Devils forward Ryan Carter tied the game 2:59 into the third on a deflection of a shot by Marek Zidlicky. The goal was Carter’s fifth of the postseason; he had only four goals in 65 regular season games.
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, a Vezina trophy nominee, had 32 saves in the win.
Game 3 is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night.