06/04/2012 07:43 pm ET Updated Jun 04, 2012

Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils LIVE: Stanley Cup Final Game 3 At Staples Center

Stanley Cup Final Game 3
Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Monday, June 4, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

After a pair of taut overtime contests in New Jersey, the Stanley Cup Final moves to Hollywood for Game 3. As they have during every other playoff series thus far, the Kings have a 2-0 lead heading home.

Los Angeles continues its magical run on the road by taking not one, but both games in New Jersey to put all the pressure on the Devils.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better for the Kings going home with a comfortable series lead, left wing Simon Gagne is reportedly set to return from a concussion to the Kings' lineup for tonight's game.

Is there any good news for the Devils? Perhaps they can take solace in the fact that they have found themselves down early in each series en route to reaching the Cup final. They went down 2-1 and 3-2 to Florida before winning Game 7 on the road in the opening round. They then lost Game 1 to Philadelphia before reeling off four straight, two of which were on the road. And, of course, they won two of three games at Madison Square Garden after going down 2-1 to the Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals.

Will New Jersey be able to bounce back yet again from this deficit? Or will the Kings put the Devils on the brink of elimination?

Follow our live blog for updates.

06/04/2012 10:48 PM EDT


06/04/2012 10:43 PM EDT

@ DennisTFP :

Simply amazing story of LA Kings has one more chapter to write on Wednesday.

06/04/2012 10:41 PM EDT


06/04/2012 10:40 PM EDT

Salvador takes a shot but Greene blocks it. Under a minute and the Staples Center just erupted again.

06/04/2012 10:39 PM EDT

@ DennisTFP :

That 'you get nothing for winning 3' Darryl Sutter quote is going to be so money in post game presser.

06/04/2012 10:38 PM EDT

2 minutes left. Everyone is on their feet. Towels waving.

06/04/2012 10:38 PM EDT

Attendance is announced: 18,754, a Kings record.

06/04/2012 10:37 PM EDT

The crowd is getting louder as the time winds down. Under 3:30. Kopitar gains the zone and the Kings just look like they're wasting time. Until Justin Williams takes a shot thats blocked by Brodeur.

06/04/2012 10:34 PM EDT

Devils look frustrated as they start to deliver some big hits. 5:30 left in the game.

06/04/2012 10:34 PM EDT

Jeff Carter takes it in the zone himself and opts not to go one-on-one with the defender and just dumps it behind the blue line.