Henrik Lundqvist sat slumped in his locker, hands on his head, still wearing his pads and skates. It would be several minutes before he was composed enough to speak.
Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks.
The season was one of redemption and guts for the Devils after missing the playoffs a season ago. They have the stomach to win a game and extend the series, but any more than that seems way out of their reach.
Only three NHL teams have rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, and just one – the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs – did it in the Stanley Cup finals.