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Kings will be ready for a “rocking” Prudential Center

Jun 8, 2012, 8:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 6: Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils in Game Four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

For the third time in four series, the Los Angeles Kings were unable to complete the sweep. Instead, they’ll head to New Jersey to play in a situation they’re much more comfortable with.

The Kings are 2-0 when it comes to Game 5 elimination contests in the 2012 playoffs and, of course, they’re 10-0 on the road. The Prudential Center crowd will do its best to energize the Devils and demoralize the Kings, but Los Angeles knows what to expect.

“We just don’t let any distractions bother us,” Justin Williams said. “We go in, we play our game. We know the Prudential Center’s going to be rocking, just like when we had to go back to Phoenix and play Game 5, go back to Vancouver and play Game 5. The arenas are going to be rocking and we’ll have to be ready for them.”

If they win on Saturday, they’ll break the NHL record for road wins in a single season while simultaneously securing the Stanley Cup. A loss would mean a Game 6 on Monday and another reason for the Devils to hope that maybe they can pull off a historic comeback.

  1. vindicatus - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Joooooooooo~ooooooooooooohnyyyyy!
    Jooooooooooooooooooooo~oooooooooooohnyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

    Unlike LA, we won’t have to rely on our scoreboard prompting us on how to taunt a goaltender.

  2. nyrangersfan - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Haha I realized that too. The score board started the Marty taunt. But winning games isn’t up to how well the crowd taunts a goalie. Besides, Devils fans copied Ranger fans on the taunt. So its not like you guys are original with your taunts anyway. Kings will win!!!!!

    • quizguy66 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      Ranger fans did not invent the goalie taunt *eyeroll*

      I still remember the ’88 series where Devils fans taunted Kelly Hrudey with big foam fingers that were given away (and no, we didn’t invent the goalie taunt either and yes I do think it’d be awesome if they had give aways like foam fingers nowadays).

      I also think it’s stupid to taunt either of these goalies especially in games that are like 0-0 and 1-1. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Just like that stupid balloon the Rangers fans like to bat around in the lower bowl of the Garden.

      -QG

  3. vindicatus - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Hey, the game is on NBC this weekend, right?

    What channel has the coverage of the Rangers’ golf tournament?

  4. nyrangersfan - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    The golf tournament is on nbcsn. It’s getting really good too. And what’s wrong with our balloon??

  5. nyrangersfan - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    And yes I’m sure everything that’s done today has already been “invented.” But we had a specific way of taunting only Marty. Then the devils started at Henrik the same way. Therefore, copying the way we taunt.

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