Stanley Cup Final
Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils
Los Angeles, California
June 11, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
Here we go again. The Stanley Cup Final looked like it was going to be a quick affair as Los Angeles jumped to a 3-0 series lead. With Wayne Gretzky there to drop the first puck for Game 4 in front of an electric Kings crowd, L.A. looked poised to raise the Cup for the first time in franchise history.
Not so fast.
The New Jersey Devils not only took Game 4, scoring three goals in the third period, but they also squeaked by the Western Conference champions 2-1 in Game 5 to send the series back to the City of Angels.
Will the Kings finally put the Devils away? Or will New Jersey force a Game 7 and move one step away from becoming the second team ever to rally back from a 3-0 deficit in the Final?
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This might hurt Flyers fans. But Mike Richards hoisted the cup, then handed it off to Jeff Carter.
And hands it off to Mitchell as "We Are The Champions" is blared through the stadium. Next up. Simon Gagne, almost dropped it.
|@ TGfireandice : Dustin Brown is 2nd American-born captain to win the Stanley Cup.|
|@ reallisa : Nice embrace between Marty Brodeur and Jonathan Quick.|
|@ drosennhl : Make that 20 of the 23 guys that played for the Kings in the playoffs were acquired by Lombardi, who got the job in 2006.|
Kings have it. 30 seconds left. Both teams are coasting. This one is over (and it has been over for quite some time).
AND GAIN. Devils put Brodeur back in but that didn't matter. Matt Greene gets the puck right in front of the net and ADDS ANOTHER GOAL. 6-1. Two goals in one minute. 2:50 to go in the game.
Devils go with an empty net but can't get anything going in the offensize zone. Kings get a steal, Trevor Lewis breaks free for the open net and scores the easy goal. 5-1 KINGS.