Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 5/30/12
I can assure you that nobody saw the Los Angeles Kings vs The New Jersey Devils for the Stanley Cup coming. The Kings have been the hottest team in the NHL playoffs and only the second 8 seed in NHL history to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals.  Forwards Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown have been terrorizing opponents while goalie Jonathan Quick has been an absolute nightmare for opposing offenses.  Quick currently has a 1.54 goals against average and a 94.6% save percentage; both numbers are absolutely mind boggling. On the other hand, the New Jersey Devils have not been as dominant as the Kings, putting in a yeomen like effort on the way to the Finals.  Zach Parise has been a workhorse and Ilya Kovalchuk has lead the entire league in points during these playoffs.  Of course we cannot forget about legendary goalie, Martin Brodeur, who, at the age of 40, is playing like it’s 1995 again. This series should be a hard fought series, and one which will guarantee an American-born captain will raise
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