Brodeur stopped all nine shots he saw in the final period, helping the Devils cling to a one-goal advantage down the stretch and secure their second straight do-or-die win against the Kings.
Bryce Salvador's goal on the redirection of an Alexei Ponikarovsky shot midway through the second period broke a 1-1 tie and held up the rest of the way as New Jersey forced a Game 6 following losses in the first three contests of the finals.
Zach Parise also scored for the Devils, who killed off both Kings power plays in the victory.
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UPI Sports Results for September 20, 2014