LOS ANGELES -- The cattle on Darryl Sutter's 3,000-acre farm southeast of Edmonton need his attention about now. He's also supposed to be planting oats, barley, wheat and canola to feed the livestock, including 290 calves born in the last year.

Sutter's son-in-law can't do it all himself, so he's getting help from the community in Viking, Alberta, while Sutter chases the one remaining goal in his life that he can't reach on the farm.

After taking over the Los Angeles Kings at midseason and initially struggling to reach his talented club, this hockey lifer in a farmer's body has coached them to the brink of their first Stanley Cup triumph.

Sutter refuses any credit for his 66-game transformation of the Kings heading into Game 4 on Wednesday night.

PHOTOS: Kings defeat Devils, 4-0, in Game 3 of 2012 Stanley Cup Final
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  • Dwight King, Martin Brodeur

    Los Angeles Kings Alec Martinez reaches for the puck trapped under New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur 's (30) pad in the second period during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, June 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. Martinez knocked the puck loose to score a goal on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Alec Martinez

    The Los Angeles Kings celebrate a second period goal by Alec Martinez against the New Jersey Devils during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, June 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Zach Parise, Mike Richards

    New Jersey Devils left wing Zach Parise (9) fights Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards (10) for the puck in the first period during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, June 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Anze Kopitar, Dainius Zubrus, Adam Henrique

    Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) passes the puck off against New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus (8) and New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) in the first period during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, June 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Peter Deboer

    New Jersey Devils coach Peter Deboer checks the scoreboard during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Los Angeles Kings, Monday, June 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • David Clarkson, Martin Brodeur

    Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings and David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils react after the puck goes into the net for a goal in Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Alec Martinez was credited with the goal. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Jordan Nolan, Anton Volchenkov

    Jordan Nolan #71 of the Los Angeles Kings checks Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Jonathan Quick

    Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save on a backhand shot by Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Martin Brodeur, Bryce Salvador

    Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 and Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils fall in the crease area as Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings and Marek Zidlicky #2 of the New Jersey Devils vie for position during Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Drew Doughty

    Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings gestures to a teammate in the first period during Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game 3

    A general view prior to Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Jarret Stoll, Steve Bernier

    Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) collides with New Jersey Devils right wing Steve Bernier (18) in the first period during Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup finals, Monday, June 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Jeff Carter

    Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings skates by the Kings bench area to celebrate his third period goal against the New Jersey Devils in Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Jonathan Quick, Travis Zajac

    Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings defends his net as Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils looks to put a shot on net in Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Dustin Penner, Travis Zajac

    Dustin Penner #25 of the Los Angeles Kings dives to play the puck as Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Andy Greene, Trevor Lewis

    Andy Greene #6 of the New Jersey Devils checks Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Martin Brodeur, Jeff Carter

    New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) reacts as Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) celebrates a third-period goal during Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, June 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Slava Voynov

    Dustin Brown #23, Drew Doughty #8, Slava Voynov #26 and goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings congratulate one another after Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Devils 4-0. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)