June 6, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus (8) carries the puck away from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene (2) during the third period in game four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at the Staples Center. The Devils won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

No Sweep For The LA Kings, Game 5 Set For Saturday


The L.A. Kings have been out playing the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals, but not by far. In what seems to be an evenly matched series, this sure is a nail biter of a battle. For the most part both teams are playing good, clean hockey. No intentional hurting other players, nasty plays, or cheap shots that I’ve seen. Not many fights, but of course there has been some shoving around as tensions are high and adrenaline is flowing. That’s to be expected. Both Martin Brodeur   and Jonathan Quick have been on top of their games. Brodeur has taken some heat as the Devils fell in first 3 games, but I think his performance has been phenomenal. As well as Quick’s. The first 3 games really was a show of goaltender ability. Tonight’s game had some great saves, but there were wide spans of no shots at all, by either teams. At one point it got up to 13 minutes with out a single shot on goal! Tonight was offense against offense, stealing the puck and pushing it into their zones. It was a show of defense verses defense, making sure that the opposing team had no chance at a shot. I thought for sure that with the electric energy flowing through the Staples Center that the L.A. Kings would sweep the series and raise up Lord Stanley tonight, but New Jersey had a different idea. They fought for their life, they knew it was do or die. After 2 scoreless periods, the Devils scored first. The Kings immediately returned a goal. After that New Jersey scored two more goals that went unanswered for the win. Many are saying that Los Angeles will take it on Saturday, but they said that they would take it tonight. This is such a great series with so much clean talent, I would not be surprised one bit if New Jersey took the next 2 games and forced a game 7! Here’s to some great hockey! Go Kings! Go Devils! I went into this series rooting for both teams. I like the Devils more, but would like to see the Kings raise the Cup for the first time. I give credit where credit is due (unless it’s Boston of course) and though I may like one team better than the other, I will be happy with a well deserved win for who plays harder. As long as it’s clean hockey. Game 5 is set for Saturday in New Jersey at 8:00 pm local time.
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