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Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils LIVE: Stanley Cup Final Game 4 At Staples Center

06/06/2012 07:42 pm ET

Stanley Cup Final
Game 4
Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
June 6, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

Will the Stanley Cup be lifted tonight? Before their home crowd, the Los Angeles Kings will try to finish off the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, which would make it the first Final sweep since 1998 (Red Wins over Capitals).

Given the Kings' recent dominant form, some out there may have forgotten that they were seeded eighth in the West when the playoffs began. Getting hot (and starting to find the opposition's net) at the right time, the Kings have lost just two games thus far and stand just one win away from the first championship in franchise history. Led by a goaltender so otherworldly that the Men In Black should look into this, L.A. ousted the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the West.

Can the Devils stop tonight from becoming a coronation? New Jersey looked demoralized in Game 3, after those two overtime losses at home. They will need a miracle to pull off such a comeback to take home the Cup, something only three teams have ever done in NHL postseason history (one in the Final). But tonight their goal will just be force one more game.

Can New Jersey stave off elimination? Or will the Kings complete the sweep and hold up the Cup?

Scroll down for live updates.

06/06/2012 11:25 PM EDT

Highlights coming right now!

06/06/2012 10:52 PM EDT

@ ToddCordell :

Kovalchuk ends it. Game 5 is Saturday in New Jersey.

06/06/2012 10:52 PM EDT

@ reallisa :

Stanley Cup being spirited away from Staples Center, wheels squealing?

06/06/2012 10:52 PM EDT

DEVILS WIN 3-1. GAME 5 WILL BE SATURDAY!

06/06/2012 10:51 PM EDT

KOVALCHUK SCORES AN EMPTY NET GOAL. 3-1 DEVILS!

06/06/2012 10:50 PM EDT

Under 40 seconds left. Quick has left. EMPTY NET

06/06/2012 10:49 PM EDT

@ helenenothelen :

in one game devils match goal total of previous three games against #lakings.

06/06/2012 10:49 PM EDT

Quick makes a big save with 40 seconds left in the PP. Devils putting the pressure on. Kings fans are quiet.

06/06/2012 10:48 PM EDT

1 minute left in the power play. 1:50 left in the game.

06/06/2012 10:48 PM EDT

@ wyshynski :

Oh great, now Kovalchuk is blind and crippled. Get him a pair of earmuffs and a pinball machine.

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