When the Kings scored to tie Game 4 right after New Jersey took their first lead of the series — that’s right, the series — Steve started to get down in the dumps.
Ilya Kovalchuk waited a decade for his first taste of NHL playoff success, and he’s not giving up his Stanley Cup dreams just because the Kings are making life tough for him.
Los Angeles Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2.
If Wednesday night’s Stanley Cup opener was played on the gridiron, everything for 60 minutes would have been from the 20-yard line to the 20-yard line.
The Devils conclude their stretch of six out of seven games against Western Conference opponents with games this week against the L.A. Kings, Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars.
Anze Kopitar had two goals and an assist, Dustin Brown scored on a penalty shot and the Los Angeles Kings handed the New York Islanders their 10th straight loss, 5-1 on Saturday night.
The Devils will look to escape the clouds of their 2-6-1 start with three games in sunny California as they take on the Sharks, Ducks and Kings.