Los Angeles holds 3-0 lead after 1st period of Game 6
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis all scored during a five-minute power play as Los Angeles holds a 3-0 lead over New Jersey in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals from the Staples Center.
All three goals came on a five-minute power play for the Kings as Steve Bernier was given a major and misconduct for boarding Rob Scuderi.
Scuderi was playing the puck behind his own net when Bernier came charging in and slammed him face-first into the boards. Scuderi was bleeding from a cut on his nose after the hit and the Kings power play went to work at the 10:10 mark.
The first goal came less than a minute later as a Drew Doughty shot from the left point was redirected by Brown in the low slot.
The Kings continued to skate on the advantage and made it a 2-0 game with 7:15 to play in the period. The puck was chipped down low and Los Angeles won the battle deep to the left of the net. Mike Richards was able to slip it to the low left circle for Brown, who cut to the front and snapped a wrister that Carter tipped past Martin Brodeur for his seventh of the playoffs.
In the final seconds of the power play, Dwight King rushed the puck down the left wing and charged the net. He lost control of the puck, but it slid over to the right and Lewis was able to slam it home with 4:59 left in the period.
New Jersey wasn't able to generate much offensively in the first period and Jonathan Quick stopped all four shots he faced. The Kings, though, did benefit from the right post late in the frame when Patrik Elias' shot from the slot rang off the iron.
Brodeur gave up the three goals on 13 shots.
The Kings are hoping to wrap this series up for their first-ever Stanley Cup championship while the Devils, who became the first team since 1945 to force a Game 6 after going down 3-0, are looking to send the series back to New Jersey for a decisive Game 7.
06/11 21:26:02 ET