Players and coaches react after the New Jersey Devils beat the LA Kings 2-1Monday, June 11 2012 by SNTV
The New Jersey Devils staved off elimination by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in game five of the Stanley Cup Final.
It cuts the Kings' lead to 3-2 ahead of game six on Monday in Los Angeles.
SOUNDBITE: Darryl Sutter, Los Angeles Kings coach (English)
"The only way to really look at it in the series is the first goal. Whoever scores the first goal, that's the way it's been. We scored the first goal in the first three. That tells you just really how close it is."
SOUNDBITE: Peter DeBoer, New Jersey Devils coach (English)
"We needed the first goal. I thought they controlled the first period. They were the better team in the first period, which was a little surprising. I don't know whether it was nerves for us or what. But they controlled the period. Marty made some big saves for us. We capitalised on a mistake. But it's nice that we're finding some holes in them right now."
SOUNDBITE: Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils forward and captain (English)
"We're still in a tough spot. We understand that. We're going into a hard building, try to get another road win, which we've done a pretty good job at this year, winning a Game 7 in Florida, winning some games at MSG, and Philadelphia. We'll be prepared to play. But we feel good. I mean, we're back in this thing now. We're making it a series. We're making it interesting. Now our focus is going to shift to getting one out there and bringing this back home."
SOUNDBITE: Adam Henrique, New Jersey Devils forward (English)
"There's no doubt in our minds that this is something we can accomplish. We've got a group in here that's not going to give up - right from up top, the staff, they're going to have us prepared and the guys in here are willing to do whatever it takes to win."
SOUNDBITE: Justin Williams, Los Angeles Kings forward (English)
"Confidence. We're still a confident bunch. Nothing's wavering We're not hanging our heads. We're up 3-2 going back home to play for the Stanley Cup. That's what everyone looks at."
Players and coaches react after the New Jersey Devils beat the LA Kings 2-1Monday, June 11 2012