Found June 06, 2012 on
Double G Sports:
New Jersey Devils
Los Angeles Kings
It's do-or-die time for the New Jersey Devils tonight as they try to avoid elimination.
The most frustrating part of the season couldn’t have come at a worse time for New Jersey Devils fans. The New Jersey Devils are basically sitting at the base of Mt. Everest hoping they can make the best of their climb to rewriting the history books.
While it seems pretty hopeless that the Devils aren’t going to play spoiler in this series regardless of how tonight goes, you have to grab on to the idea every player on that roster knows, we have one game & one chance to make a difference here.
“We’ve said all along we’ve had fun this year playing together, playing for each other. Now, we need to do it more than ever. Now, we need to know that the guy sitting next to us is going to do whatever he can do to help us win this game, just this one game. That’s our approach. We trust each other to play great and we have to,” Zach Parise told members of the media.
You saw emotions come out plenty ...
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Although Martin Brodeur seems likely to return next season with the New Jersey Devils, the 40-year-old goalie also isn't convinced their current season is over just yet.
While Brodeur acknowledges the enormity of New Jersey's plight in the Stanley Cup finals, the three-time NHL champion has been in plenty of tight spots with teams playing a whole lot worse than the Devils...
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It hasn’t been a good week for the local news people. Earlier this week, some poor lady thought game four in the Heat-Celtics series ended in a tie. Another Los Angeles news woman had an issue reporting on the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 win against the New Jersey Devils in game three of the Stanley Cup Finals. A Los Angeles news anchor, let me repeat…a Los Angeles news anchor called...
LOS ANGELES -- The pass was a little behind Adam Henrique, nothing that a slight kick of the New Jersey Devils rookie forward's skate couldn't fix.
He got the puck to his stick and then put it past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, a third-period tally that put the Devils in front for good in a 3-1 victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. On a team with big-name...
Only three NHL teams have rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, and just one -- the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs -- did it in the Stanley Cup finals.
So the New Jersey Devils will either make history, or soon be history.
With a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the finals on Monday night, the Devils were pushed to the brink of elimination after a 102-point...
The New Jersey Devils are 'Stayin' Alive' after a Game 4 win.
No one ever wants to be the person to ruin a party but all the Devils fans on the east coast were beyond ecstatic that no Stanley Cup ceremony took place at the Staples Center last night.
The Devils needed to find a way to at least match the Los Angeles Kings intensity for Game 4, or one up the Kings at their...
New Jersey Devils – Jersey Shore. You get it right? Totally awesome right? Well, perhaps not, but still. I’m going to plead stupidity on this one… Do arenas let you carry in Big Heads like that? So technically, you can just carry a Big Head into an arena if it’s PG-13 or better? That’s weird. Someone hit me up on this one.
We get it. That Jonathan Quick fellow is rather good at this game.
He’s kept the Devils to just two goals in three full contests, and is as big a reason as any the Kings are one game away from hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup.
But this New Jersey squad is not one starved for offensive firepower, especially with the man advantage. However, their inability to cash in on the power...
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, The Old Man and The Kid are connected by time, jersey colour and once again by circumstance.
The Kid was born in the same year The Old Man was drafted. The Kid who scores goals, mostly important ones, was all of four months old when the New Jersey Devils traded up to select Martin Brodeur in 1990.
The Old Man, Brodeur, defied age and credulity...
The New Jersey Devils staved off elimination with a stifling 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. They received goals from Patrik Elias, Adam Henrique, and an empty-netter from Ilya Kovalchuk. Tune in to Game 5 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Saturday night at 8pm on NBC.
Can you think of one aspect in which the Los Angeles Kings are not completely dominating the New Jersey Devils?
You already know that the Kings are up 3-0 and will most likely capture the Stanley Cup tonight for the first time in their franchise history.
The Kings have the best twitter account in sports (its shockingly hilarious for a team-owned account), they have the hottest...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Put the coronation on hold - for three nights anyway. One win away from their first Stanley Cup championship in 45 years, the Los Angeles Kings couldn’t close the deal Wednesday night, falling 3-1 to a New Jersey Devils team that had nothing to lose and were finally rewarded for some hard luck and bad bounces endured earlier in the series...
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Devils (12-9) @ Kings (15-2)
Road/Home records*- 6-5 -------------- 5-2
TV - NBCSN (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Puck drop - 8:00 PM ET
Series score - Kings lead 3-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Jonathan Quick (LA)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game *
Los Angeles - 2.88 / 1.41
New Jersey - 2.52...
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