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Believe it or not, the Devils hope the pressure is on L.A. now

Jun 10, 2012, 12:43 AM EDT

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The buzz word you’re going to hear a lot of now is “pressure” and whether or not the Kings have more of it on them. Darryl Sutter doesn’t believe in pressure, but Devils center Travis Zajac is thinking big.

When asked if the pressure has shifted to the Kings, Zajac fired back quickly.

“We hope so,” Zajac said. “I think our mentality is that we don’t look too far ahead. We play that way we can give ourselves another shot to keep playing this season.”

Devils forward Alexei Ponikarovsky had a more level-headed approach.

“We’re still down 3-2. Yes, we won two games but we still have another two to go. We’re considering this game as a win and we’ll re-group and get ready for the next one.”

Pressure or not, Adam Henrique realizes things are going to be tough in Game 6 no matter what.

“We can’t look too far ahead. Our backs are still against the wall. It’s still Game 7 for us.”

Whether you believe in pressure or momentum is up to you, but one thing’s for sure – the Kings aren’t looking as sharp as they did at the start of the series and if they’re not careful, they might be staring in the face of a historic collapse.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 10, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    The pressure is on LA and thats something Richy and Cartsie don’t respond very well too ! The KINGS in reality are in an elimination game themselves if they lose game six they will never win a game 7 in NJ !

  2. mahhelo - Jun 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Why wouldn’t they win game 7. If I remember right the Kings are pretty good on the road.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 10, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      By that time all this road mojo will have evaporated !

  3. fhuizar - Jun 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Why is the pressure on the Kings??

    Devils will be heading back to Jersey on monday night

    Without the kings

    GKG!

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