The Los Angeles Kings can end a few things with a victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night: The series, one of the greatest runs in NHL playoff history and the franchise's status of never having won it all.
The career of legendary New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur probably won't be added to that list.
"I wouldn't trade this for anything, even though we are down 3-0," Brodeur said after Tuesday's practice.
"It's not fun (being down in the series), don't get me wrong, but I'm enjoying the experience of being back here. We have to be pretty proud of ourselves and what we've accomplished after what we went through last season. It (a loss in the Final) won't change the attitude I have about the game of hockey."
Even at 40 and in the final year of his contract, Brodeur hasn't sounded like a person who is about to step aside and await a call from the Hall of Fame. He has been outmatched by a goalie 14 years his junior in Jonathan Quick in the Final, although ...