In the world of sports mind games, a good case be made that the Devils have planted a seed of doubt in the Kings and that the whiff of confidence is now in the New Jersey locker room.
The underdog Devils showed the fight needed to avoid a Stanley Cup sweep and unexpectedly brought the series back to Prudential Center for Game 5.
After Henrique scored the tiebreaker to win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night, he became the first rookie to get three game-winning goals in one playoff year since 1999.
Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals.
Some have pointed to a lack of effort as reason for the Devils’ impending demise, a theory I’m not buying.
New Jersey simply cannot match ammunition with a loaded Los Angeles Kings’ roster.
There is no little-brother syndrome facing the Devils in this round, so forgive New Jersey if takes a bit of time to develop some animosity toward the Kings.
The Los Angeles Kings have plenty of respect for the New Jersey Devils, as the two Stanley Cup Finalists share many qualities.
The Devils have been the overlooked team throughout these playoffs. Sure, they’ll push the Kings to the limit, but Los Angeles has shown the ability to win on the road.
The New Jersey Devils are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the fifth time in team history, and they will attempt to capture their fourth championship as their series with the Los Angeles Kings begins on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.
The Rangers are not in need of a dramatic shake-up. But when free agency comes around, you never know how things will unfold.
Unfortunately for the Rangers and their legion of fans, the Rangers peaked in the regular season. That’s a classic formula for heartbreak.
The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals might be the final hurrah in Martin Brodeur’s glorious career.
A season of destiny has come crashing down for the Rangers who expected to reach the finals.
A new generation of Devils have lived up to the organization’s proud standard by reaching their first Stanley Cup Finals since 2003.