CAPTION: May 30, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Zach Parise (9) battles for the puck between Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams (14) and center Anze Kopitar (11) during the first period in game one of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Let's get it on
Dwight King and the Kings rode a 12-2 playoff run into Wednesday's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Anton Volchenkov and the Devils in New Jersey. The Kings won 2-1 on Anze Kopitar's goal in overtime.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, stellar throughout the playoffs, is on his game in Game 1, turning away all but one shot. Getty ImagesBruce Bennett
Devils fans cheer their team's first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final since 2003, when they won their last title. Getty ImagesElsa
Devil of a time
David Clarkson of the Devils fights for the puck with Willie Mitchell of the Kings. Getty ImagesBruce Bennett
Slow their roll
Rob Scuderi of the Kings is checked into the boards by Adam Henrqiue of the Devils. NHLI via Getty ImagesAndy Marlin
Can't score face-down
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick shoves Devils captain Zach Parise into the ice during the second period.
Devils center Patrik Elias (26) celebrates with teammates after scoring the tying goal during the second period. The game eventually went into OT.
Kings left wing Dustin Penner takes a shot against Devils goalie Martin Brodeur during the second period.
Kings center Anze Kopitar battles for a faceoff with Devils center Jacob Josefson during the second period.
Devils captain Zach Parise can only watch as the Kings celebrate after center Colin Fraser scores the first goal during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Get after it
Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador battles Kings center Jeff Carter for the puck during the first period.
Justin Williams (14) and Anze Kopitar (11) do their best to keep Devils captain Zach Parise in check.
Let's get physical
Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador (24) and Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) collide against the boards during the first period.
Can he keep it up?
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who's been playing out of his mind throughout the playoffs, makes a save during the first period.