Game 5: Devils 2, Kings 1 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

Will tonight be the night, or will the series return to the West Coast? It’s the Kings and the New Jersey Devils in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals, with all the action on NBC and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates and a live chat here…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Brodeur.
End of period: The Devils held on, in a scoreless third period, to send the series back to Los Angeles for Game 6. The Kings outshot the Devils 26-19.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Brodeur.
Kings 1, Devils 1: The Kings tied the game 3:26 into the period. Justin Williams took a pass from Matt Greene, cut to the high slot and fired a wrist shot through traffic that beat Brodeur.
Devils 2, Kings 1: The Devils regained the lead 9:05 into the period, at the end of a strong shift. Bryce Salvador steadied the puck and shot from the right point. Quick was in position, but the puck deflected off a player in front and into the net. Alexei Ponikarovsky and Travis Zajac picked up assists.
End of period: The Devils outshot the Kings 12-9 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and did not have a penalty kill. The Kings will be on the power play for the first 38 seconds of the third period.

Officials: Dan O’Halloran, Brad Watson (referees); Derek Amell, Jonny Murray (linesmen).
Lineups: Marc-Andre Cliche, Kyle Clifford, Davis Drewiske, Martin Jones, Andrei Loktionov, Jake Muzzin, Brad Richardson and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Devils’ Martin Brodeur.
Devils 1, Kings 0: The Kings dominated the early minutes, but the Devils took the lead on a power-play goal after a puck-handling miscue by Quick. Quick tried to stop up the puck behind his net, but merely set it up for Zach Parise for a wraparound goal with 7:15 remaining in the period.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Devils 7-4. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the penalty kill and did not have a power play.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.