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Discuss: Kings hammer Devils, move one win from Stanley Cup

Jun 4, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

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The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-0, Monday at the Staples Center to take a 3-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals. Game 4 goes Wednesday when the Kings will have an opportunity to win their first championship in franchise history.

—- The last Cup finals sweep was in 1998 when Detroit beat Washington. Amazingly, that was the fourth straight finals sweep.

—- How many 3-on-2s did the Kings have tonight? Whatever the exact number, it was a lot. Not that you can blame the Devils for aggressively pinching down, but you can blame them for not doing it very well.

—- New Jersey’s power play is now 0-for-12 in the finals and 3-for-35 since eliminating the Flyers in the second round.

—- The Kings outhit the Devils 55-32, according to the stats keepers.

—- Jonathan Quick’s biggest save of the 22 he made tonight? Zach Parise’s close-in redirection late in the first period with the Devils up two men and the game scoreless.

—- Should the whistle have been blown before Alec Martinez whacked in the Kings’ first goal?

—- If the Kings win Wednesday, a team from Los Angeles will have won the Stanley Cup, Super Bowl, World Series, and an NBA title. Only New York, Chicago and Boston can say that now. (Note 1: We’re counting the Patriots as Boston. Note 2: Anaheim doesn’t count as Los Angeles. Anaheim is Anaheim. Note 3: We’re not counting pre-Super Bowl titles, or Detroit and Philly would also qualify.)

—- If the Kings win Wednesday, the Blues will be the only team still in operation from the 1967 expansion without a Cup title. (RIP California Seals)

—- This was a nice goal.

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  1. manchestermiracle - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Listening to DeBoer (Da Bore) whining about the first Kings goal. Obviously since HE lost sight of the puck, the referee must have lost sight of it, too. This despite the Devils going on the PP SIX times before the refs finally called a penalty on them. What a classless jerk.

  2. manchestermiracle - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    There can’t be much question about which team is better in this series. The Kings have relentlessly ground the Devils down in each game and took them out behind the woodshed in this one. Just one more win (hopefully done in front of their long-suffering fans on Wednesday) and we finally get to see that big silver bowl everybody is always talking about….

  3. bleed4philly - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    If only Pronger didn’t get hurt! This series is bittersweet seeing Flyers West take it to the Devils.

  4. 1trojanlove - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Go kings Go!!! One more win baby…

  5. drewzducks - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    One more win from the promised land. This one goes out to their most devoted fan.

    • blomfeld - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

      “……………………………………………” … I love ya man !

  6. dannythebisforbeast - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Blomfeld must be typing his “manifesto” on game 3. With his many “witticisms” and words in “quotations”. It looks like the “Kings” sealed the deal and took the devils “heart” “tonight”. Can’t say I’m happy except for gagne and slightly Richards. Carter and his “immature” “crybaby” attitude got him “shipped” to a cup winner. Can’t wait til he “bangs” a teammates “old lady” and destroys the chemistry

    • blomfeld - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

      “……………………………………….” … I love ya too man !

  7. howardforvezina - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Kovalchuk was non-existant for the Devils and a lot of other devils. Parise does so much and has no help from any team-mates when it matters.

  8. blomfeld - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM


    Not in a million years could words ever adequately describe the sheer “joy” which we Kings fans are feeling tonight ! :) “Now hear this” friends … we’re one win away from the Stanley Cup ! :) … and it’s not a dream, it’s real ! :) I love everybody here at PHT !

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. mungman69 - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    If Anaheim is not in LA then the Patriots are not in Boston.

  10. pop562 - Jun 5, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    Anaheim is in orange county and LA, guess what…it’s in Los Angeles county.

    • manchestermiracle - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:54 AM

      pop: Doesn’t mungie’s incorrect statement just say it all about the lack of knowledge (or respect) the East coast has for anyone outside their time zone? I really think part of the reason so many Devils fans are pissed right now is because they don’t have a clue who anyone is on the Kings’ roster outside of some ex-Flyers. They just assume each year that whoever comes out of the West will get wiped up by the East representative. I sure am enjoying see the shoe on the other foot….

      BTW mungie, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ain’t nowhere near L.A. either. It’s all about trying to market your team to the largest possible geographic area. That’s why the Patriots dropped the Boston moniker all those years ago: To appeal to a larger fan base. Of course, being the incredibly crappy team they were for so long certainly didn’t help the attendance figures when they were the Boston Patriots.

      Fun facts: The Angels tried that route back when they were called the California Angels. The Angels are actually L.A.’s oldest professional team, starting out in 1892. And once upon a time they actually played their games in L.A.

  11. hibackhand - Jun 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Ha Ha…!! Her license plate says “See you pee in LA”

  12. dawglb - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    The Kings winning the Cup will only increase the number of bandwagon fans …. It sickens me. In January, there were probably 150,000 real fans in the US and Canada combined…… Now, probably 15,000 per major city……=15,000,000+

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