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October 25, 2011 7:20 pm

Game 8: Devils 3, Kings 0 (FINAL)

For the second time in eight games, it’s the Kings against the New Jersey Devils, this time on the West Coast. You can catch the game on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, and all the game updates will be here as well…

In goal: It’s still Bernier against Hedberg.
End of game: The Kings were shut out for the first time this season, and scored only one goal in six periods against the Devils this season. Shots were 31-23 in favor of the Kings.

In goal: It’s still Bernier against Hedberg.
Devils 1, Kings 0: The Devils broke the scoreless tie with 6:48 remaining in the second period. Bernier made a save but the puck stayed in the crease. Dainius Zubrus crashed the net and, as he slid into the crease, was able to direct the puck past Bernier to give the Devils a 1-0 lead.
Devils 2, Kings 0: The Devils extended their lead to two goals just over two minutes later. Forecheck pressure forced the puck away from Anze Kopitar in the defensive zone, and then the Kings got caught chasing the puck due to some nice lateral passing. Petr Sykora’s cross-ice pass found Patrick Elias in the right circle, and before Bernier could slide across, Elias shot into an open net to put New Jersey up 2-0 with 4:29 remaining in the period.
Devils 3, Kings 0: The Devils took a three-goal lead with 1:34 remaining in the period. Matt Greene’s neutral-zone turnover brought the puck back into the Kings’ zone, as Sykora found Zubrus with a pass. Zubrus shot from near the top of the right circle and cleanly beat Bernier short-side to give the Devils a 3-0 lead.
End of period: The Kings had allowed three goals, total, in only one of their first seven games, but allowed three goals in this period. Shots are 18-17 in favor of the Kings through two periods.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Bernier against the Devils’ Johan Hedberg.
End of period: The Devils outshot the Kings 10-8 in a scoreless, penalty-free period and had a couple very close calls in the final seven minutes. David Clarkson’s shot hit the post and, three minutes later, the Devils had a goal disallowed because of incidental goalie interference.

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