With their 2-1 win on Saturday, the New Jersey Devils became the first team to force a sixth game of a Stanley Cup Final after trailing three games to none since Detroit in 1945.
Now the Devils will be looking to become the second team in NHL history to get to a seventh game of a final after dropping the first three.
In 1945, the Red Wings forced the Leafs to the ultimate game after losing the first three, although Toronto finally survived with a 2-1 victory at the Olympia in Detroit in game seven.
Three years ealier, Toronto became the only team to rally from a 3-0 deficit and win the Stanley Cup.
The Devils, who are now 10-1 in the playoffs in games four through seven, will be looking to get the series back to the Prudential Center for game seven on Wednesday night.
On Saturday, Martin Brodeur won his 17th Finals game to tie former Islanders' goaltender Billy Smith for sixth on the all-time list. Patrick Roy is fifth with 18 wins.
But Brodeur has a long way to go catch all-time leader Jacques Plante, who won 25 Finals games with the Canadiens, one more than Ken Dryden, another Montreal nerminder.
Toronto's Turk Broda (21) is third, followed by Terry Sawchuk, who won 17 Finals games with the Red Wings and two with the Leafs.
Kings netminder Jonathan Quick has three Finals wins and has brought the Kings to within one victory of their first Stanley Cup since Los Angeles joined the NHL as one of the original expansion teams in 1967.
But for the first time in these playoffs the Kings are facing adversity. When you think about it, every team eventually does in the postseason. Now we'll see how they respond. You start to wonder if Los Angeles almost had it too easy in going 12-2 to reach the Finals.
Still, here's another historical note in the Kings' favor: nine of the first 11 teams that won Games 1 and 2 on the road went on to win the Cup. Only the Detroit Red Wings in 1942 (against Toronto) and again in 1966 (against Montreal) captured the first two games on the road and failed to go home with the championship.
The first five games of these Finals, which have have lacked a great deal of entertainment value from our standpoint, have produced only 17 goals, an average of just over three per game.
Thus, we can probably count on another 2-1 game Monday. Three of first five games have been decided by that score, the first two in overtime. Game four also would have 2-1 except for a late empty-netter by the Devils.