The New Jersey Devils were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs Sunday as they matched their season-worst five game winless streak with a 2-1 loss to Anaheim at Prudential Center.
Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night at the start of a five-game trip.
It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.
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Momentum is the most nebulous of commodities. The Devils have it right now as they prepare for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the previously impenetrable Los Angeles Kings.
The season was one of redemption and guts for the Devils after missing the playoffs a season ago. They have the stomach to win a game and extend the series, but any more than that seems way out of their reach.
Some have pointed to a lack of effort as reason for the Devils’ impending demise, a theory I’m not buying.
The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from putting a Hollywood ending on one of the most spectacular playoff runs in NHL history.
New Jersey simply cannot match ammunition with a loaded Los Angeles Kings’ roster.
Peter DeBoer believes the Devils will be ready to put in a better performance in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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.