New Jersey in OT
Ilya Kovalchuk came back with a vengeance for the Devils, who took Philly 4-3 in overtime. Kovalchuk tallied a goal and two assists after sitting out Game 2 with a lower body injury. Alexei Ponikarovsky beat Iyla Bryzgalov on his own rebound to score the game winner with under three minutes left in OT. The Devils now have the 2-1 series advantage and play again Sunday at home.
Eighth seed LA just won’t quit, taking Game 3 from St. Louis 4-2. Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots for the Kings while, with no other feasible option, the Blues stuck with Brian Elliot who gave up all four goals on 22 shots. The Kings can seal the deal and sweep the series in Los Angeles, playing Game 4 on Sunday afternoon.