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Devils Avoid Elimination, Beat Kings 3-1 On Late Goals

Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils scores a goal over goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of Game Four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils scores a goal over goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of Game Four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals.

Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored third-period goals for the Eastern Conference champion Devils, who forced the NHL to put the Stanley Cup back in its crate for another cross-country trip. Game 5 is Saturday night in Newark, N.J.

After two tense, scoreless periods in front of fans hoping to see the Kings win their first title in their 45-year history, Elias scored on a rebound with 12:04 to play, but Drew Doughty scored a tying power-play goal for the Kings just 1:02 later.

Henrique scored on a pass from David Clarkson, and Kovalchuk added an empty-netter.

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