There really isn’t a whole lot to say after last night’s game for Devils fans. They continued to struggle offensively for many reasons, including the brilliant goaltending on Jonathan Quick for the Kings. Martin Brodeur wasn’t able to keep the game scoreless long enough to keep his team in it, and judging by Quick’s performance, Brodeur might have had to keep the game scoreless into an overtime or two if the Devils were going to have a shot at getting back in the series. Instead, Quick shut the Devils out, and the Kings doubled their goal total from the first two games in Game 3, cruising to a 4-0 victory. Read the rest of this entry
Jeff Carter’s goal 13:42 into overtime in Game 2 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals was the second overtime win of the series for the Kings, and third straight overtime win overall, dating back to the Western Conference Finals. That puts the Devils in a 2-0 series hole, with the series shifting to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4. It’s a deep hole to be in, but it isn’t over yet.
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round 4
Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils
8:00 P.M. ET
Radio: Bloomberg 1130 AM
Kings lead series 1-0.
New Jersey didn’t come out and play the way they wanted on Wednesday night. Despite being outplayed and having trouble maintaining a forecheck, the Devils still had a chance to squeak out a win. In Game 1 the Devils missed some open net opportunities. Look for the Devils to capitalize tonight on any opportunities they get, by taking more shots on net. Keep your eye out, as well, for the adjustment on the forecheck. The Kings quickly transitioned the puck out of their zone by using the middle of the ice.
The big story, that all main stream media has been building up, will hopefully be laid to rest. The Kings are 10-0 on the road this post season. When a stat or streak has been mentioned endlessly, it is just meant to be broken.
This is the first post of potentially 4 depicting what I had seen and heard from my seats at the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. Hope you all enjoy it.
I’m lucky enough where this is my 2nd Stanley Cup Final I’m able to be a part of as a season ticket holder. Talking it over with my friend Steve, we both said how this time around we are able to enjoy and appreciate it a lot more. We were STH rookies in 2003 so we just enjoyed the ride. Also being a part of the 3 finals in 4 years teams, it was almost expected. We knew nothing different. We were also 20 at the time. Now 9 years later and 9 years of heartache in April, we were able to soak it all in Wednesday night.
After what seemed like a month since the Eastern Conference Finals ended, the Stanley Cup Finals got under way on Wednesday night. Things didn’t go well for the home team in Game 1. Both teams played very sloppy at times, but the Devils could never get their game going the way they wanted to and needed to on Wednesday. The Devils nearly stole the game in overtime, but they broke down defensively and completely lost Anze Kopitar, who had the breakaway that resulted in the game-winning goal for the Kings. Los Angeles is still undefeated on the road in these playoffs and lead the series, 1-0.