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Henrique: “We know we can put four together and come back”

Jun 7, 2012, 12:32 AM EDT

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You know, the Kings might have a perfect road record in the playoffs, but it’s not like that can last forever.

And if the Devils can use the crowd to their advantage and win Game 5 Saturday at the Prudential Center, then the Kings have to start panicking a bit, right?

And if the Kings choke in Game 6 at the Staples Center like they did tonight, then all of a sudden the Devils are going home for a Game 7, and there’s no way they’re losing then.

OK, so New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer didn’t lay it out exactly like that, but he did admit to hoping a seed of doubt had been planted in the Kings’ heads.

“That’s the plan,” he said after his team’s victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. “We’ve got to take it home and take care of business now and win another one.

“We’ve got to win a home game. We’re a good home team in front of our home crowd. I’m confident that we’ll be ready to play and we’ll get the job done.”

Perhaps now would be a good time to mention the Oklahoma City Thunder just rattled off its fourth straight victory over the San Antonio Spurs after trailing the NBA’s Western Conference finals, 2-0. Like the Kings, the Spurs had been rolling through the playoffs. Then all of a sudden they stopped rolling.

So can the Devils do the Thunder one better and come back from 3-0 down? New Jersey’s Game 4 hero, Adam Henrique, believes it’s possible.

“There’s no quit in the group in here,” said Henrique. “We know we can do it. We know we can put four together and come back.”

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  1. blueblood86 - Jun 7, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Watta joke learn from the Red Sox they NEVER bought up 4.
    Watta tool hope they lose in OT again @ home.

  2. blindandhappy - Jun 7, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    I can see a sad rangers fan

  3. tackledummy1505 - Jun 7, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    I won’t say this isn’t possible, because any time you play the trap you have the chance to win (even though interference and holding is illegal). Fact is I don’t think anyone cares (lowest rated Stanley Cup in a decade), not to mention Sportscenter had about a 2-3 minute segment on it. Lol as usual very little action and not many highlights in a clutching game. All I can do is laugh because this is not what the founders of hockey intended for. 5 guys playing on D, all the while hugging each other. It’s like watching Beauty and the Beast on ice. I guess for LA, that’s a normal night out lol

  4. tackledummy1505 - Jun 7, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Ps. Devil hockey has always stunk, that’s why they’re not even popular where their from lol

  5. rpiotr01 - Jun 7, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    History: “No you can’t”

  6. hrudey - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Yeah, Vancouver and Phoenix thought so too. The Kings playoff games have gone to script: They win games 1-3. If they don’t have a shutout yet, they win game 4, otherwise they lose game four and win game 5 in OT.

  7. dickclydesdale - Jun 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Kings win game 5 & take the stanley cup back to L.A. to celebrate for the Parade. The loser henrique can polish it if he does a good job of washing the Kings players uniforms & skates. He has to earn the right to clean the trophy for the 2012 NHL Champ Kings!

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