Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty, top, falls on New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Newark, N.J.
The only time the Kings made the Stanley Cup Final was in 1993, when they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in five games. By going up 2-0 over the Devils this year with their 2-1 Game 2 overtime win Saturday night in New Jersey, this is the best the Kings have ever done as a franchise in the postseason. They are hoping to do even better. The series continues Monday night in Los Angeles.
Jump for joy
The Los Angeles Kings are just two wins away from claiming the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup win, and they can hoist the cup in front of their home fans if they manage to win Games 3 and 4.
Over and out
Los Angeles' Dustin Penner, right, begins the celebration after teammate Jeff Carter scored a goal past New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur during the overtime period of Game 2. Just like in Game 1, the Kings broke through in OT.
Both goalies had to fend off loose pucks in front of their own net, and both teams had very good chances to end the game in overtime.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has allowed just one goal in each of the first two games, and the Kings have won both with identical 2-1 overtime scorelines. The Staples Center will likely be rocking for Game 3 on Monday night.
Out of reach
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur had a number of close calls throughout the night, but the Kings did just enough in both games to take a 2-0 lead back home.
Kings center Brad Richardson passes the puck away from Devils left-winger Ilya Kovalchuk, whom the Kings have done an outstanding job defending.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick continues to play a stingy level of defense, as the Devils haven't been able to get more than one goal past him in each of the first two games of the Finals.
Los Angeles' Trevor Lewis has been a monster on the forecheck for the Kings all playoffs long.
Devils center Adam Henrique and his teammates have had a difficult time trying to solve Jonathan Quick in the Stanley Cup Final.
Kings defenseman Matt Greene is called for cross checking after blasting Devils center Ryan Carter during the first period in game two of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at the Prudential Center.
Kings center Jarret Stoll hasn't found the net since burying the Game 5 overtime dagger that sent Los Angeles past Vancouver in Round 1. He's been doing a lot of dirty work and helping in other ways in recent weeks.
Drew it up
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, foreground, scored on a very pretty move in the first period to give the road-warrior Kings a 1-0 lead. Heading into Game 2 of the Finals, the Kings have yet to lose a road playoff game in 2012.
Los Angeles Kings v New Jersey Devils - Game Two
The New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings face off during the first period of Game Two of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.