June 6, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur at a press conference after game four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. The Devils won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Saturday Show Down In New Jersey

Martin Brodeur stole the show in game four of the Stanley Cup Finals, denying the L.A. Kings a sweep and the opportunity to lift up Lord Stanley on home ice. For now. The New Jersey Devils  knew that it was do or die. They went on the ice knowing that they were down in the series three and zero. They knew that the Kings were only one game away from winning The Stanley Cup. They still are, but at least the Devils aren’t going down with out a fight. Brodeur was amazing, to put it simply. The whole New Jersey team was. The Kings honestly didn’t look like they were giving it their 100%. I would think that they would have been running on adrenaline, making sure that they won the Cup on home ice. Perhaps they will lick their wounds and move on, taking game five in New Jersey and taunting all of the fans in red in their home town as they skate around with the most coveted trophy in all of sports. Then come home to a large gathering at the air port and have a massive parade. It’s L.A., there has to be a parade with a bunch of stars, right? Or, maybe… just maybe not. Maybe the adrenaline has shifted the other way. Maybe the Devils will be so pumped from their blow out win on Wednesday, that this will put a spark in their falling self confidence and they will keep playing like the renewed team that we saw the other night. They are only two games away from tying the series! Stranger things have happened. Either the Kings will come back with a vengeance, angry over their stolen opportunity for a sweep or the Devils will being playing with the fight of their life to stay alive in this 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. This is a great series, one of the most entertaining that I’ve seen. A lot of people will disagree with me on that because there hasn’t been a lot of dirty plays or fights. There isn’t a huge rivalry and neither team is a widely loved or hated team like the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks last year. I personally love to watch good, clean hockey. May the best team win! Why?
…Because it’s the Cup.
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