NEWARK, N.J. -- The second the Los Angeles Kings took a 3-0 series lead over the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Final, fans and journalists all across the country myself included left the Devils for dead, calling the series as good as done.
Don't we all look silly now?
The Devils and the giant chip on their shoulder avoided elimination once again Saturday night at the Prudential Center, handing the Kings their first road loss in 12 chances this postseason with a 2-1 win in Game 5.
Once in a 3-0 hole that history said was insurmountable, New Jersey has now put together back-to-back victories making the league's stingiest goalie look human while leaving the league's hottest team looking vulnerable in the process and on Monday night it will look to force an improbable deciding game when the Devils return to Los Angeles for Game 6.
"This is the time of year that you don't care what you have to do to be successful," said New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur, who made 25 saves ...