Devils beat Nolan's Kings in game four of Stanley Cup finalWednesday, June 06, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
Garden River native Jordan Nolan, as well as former Soo Greyhounds standout Jeff Carter had the opportunity Wednesday night to win a Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings held a 3-0 series lead heading into action on Wednesday night before dropping a 3-1 decision to the New Jersey Devils.
Nolan skated on a line with Colin Fraser and Simon Gagne on Wednesday while Carter was on a line with Dustin Penner and Mike Richards.
The Kings other lines included: Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams; Dwight King-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis; Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty; Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov; Alec Martinez-Matt Greene.
New Jersey lines included: Zach Parise-Travis Zajac-Ilya Kovalchuk; Alexei Ponikarovsky-David Clarkson-Adam Henrique; Petr Sykora-Patrik Elias-Danius Zubrus; Ryan Carter-Stephen Gionta-Steve Bernier; Bryce Salvador-Anton Volchenkov; Andy Greene-Mark Fayne; Henrik Tallinder-Marek Zidlicky.
Jonathan Quick, who has earned consideration for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP with his play, was in goal for Los Angeles, while Martin Brodeur got the start for New Jersey.
Among the scratches for Los Angeles were two more former Greyhounds in defencemen Jake Muzzin and Andrew Campbell.
- With one period in the books in Los Angeles, the Kings and Devils remain scoreless. Shots in the first period were 8-7 New Jersey...Nolan saw 3:28 of ice time in the opening period
-40 minutes are in the books in Los Angeles and the game remains scoreless...Nolan has seen just under six minutes of ice time...shots are 14-11 Los Angeles
-As the third period nears its midway point, the Kings and Devils have traded goals...Patrik Elias scored for the Devils at 7:56 while Drew Doughty replied 1:02 later for Los Angeles
-With just under five minutes remaining in regulation time, Adam Henrique puts the Devils ahead 2-1
-Ilya Kovalchuk scores into an empty net to seal a 3-1 road win over the Kings for New Jersey..
Game five is set for 8 p.m. Saturday night in New Jersey.