Skip to comments.2012 Stanley Cup Thread - LA Kings (#8 - West) V New jersey Devils (#6 - East)
Posted on 05/30/2012 12:25:10 PM PDT by Perdogg
2012 Stanley Cup Finals Schedule
Game 1 at New JerseyWednesday, May 30 at 8 p.m. EDTNBC TV.
Game 2 at New JerseySaturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. EDTNBC TV.
Game 3 at Los AngelesMonday, June 4 at 8 p.m. EDTNBC Sports Network.
Game 4 at Los AngelesWednesday, June 6 at 8 p.m. EDTNBC Sports Network.
Game 5 at New Jersey (if necessary)Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. EDTNBC TV.
Game 6 at Los Angeles (if necessary)Monday, June 11 at 8 p.m. EDTNBC TV.
Game 7 at New Jersey (if necessary)Wednesday, June 13 at 8 p.m. EDTNBC TV.
They say records don’t matter in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. All that matters is having a “hot” goaltender and this year’s cup finals seems to prove that. If Gretzky were still with the Kings, I’d probably root for him but instead I’m rooting for 40-year-old Martin Broduer. To have those sort of reflexes at that age is truly remarkable.
Hockey is still going on? I thought it was a winter sport. [Sarc from the Red Wings]
Note that all games are also on CBC, for those living in border areas that can pick up the over-the-air signal.
BOTH teams have hot goalies, and the Kings have a pretty impressive road-win record these playoffs!
But the Devils also have lots of playoff experience. Lets hope for a good series.
Kings play much tougher game and offense crowds goalie better. Neither are my favorites but I say Kings to go.
Go Kings! Go Scuds (Scuderi) Pens fans miss you. Also Quick has been steller in goal all season. I like his style better than Broduer plus he’s American.
Thanks for all the pings this season airborne, much appreciated.
Sucks “sitting” on the sidelines, as usual...
Yeah the Kings win. I geuss as a Flyers fan I’m obligated to root for the Kings (aka Flyers-West).
As a die-hard Bruins fan, I am completely neutral on this Stanley Cup final — I will be simultaneously chanting "Beat L.A.!" and "Beat N.J.!" (LOL.)
This series will come down to whether the Kings' incredible road win streak can continue.
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Kings of the road, another win, up two games to zip. Ten in a row to tie a NHL record for most road wins in a single postseason.
The Kings are a bigger team than Jersey. It really showed last night. I thought the Devils looked exhausted in the last few minutes even after the last line change. I don’t even think the Kings are playing as well as they did in earlier series. This looks like a sweep, hope I’m wrong.
It sure is quiet in here. Where are all the LA and NJ hockey fans?
How about pinging your list to shake it up a little. The playoffs are almost over and it’s deadly silent in here.
Kings Fan here and grinning from ear to ear. I hope for a sweep to get it over with and take the pressure off. How about Quick for MVP or could we have co-winners?
After tonight's 4-0 whitewashing, Jonathan Quick certainly has my vote for MVP.
The Kings certainly appear quite capable of sweeping the Devils.
I watched it on DVR. The Kings are rolling. There aren’t many hockey fans in SoCal so I hope they’re taking this team to heart. There was a story about the players getting recognized out in public which is something new for them. Angelinos are finding out the Stanley Cup is really really cool.
Jonathan Quick for Conn Smyth!
Hate to say this, but this would have been a more competitive series if it was Kings against the Rangers. I think this series demonstrates that the Rangers, with Dubinsky back in the lineup should have played a more open game against the Devils.
Live and learn.
Predators fan here. I called it for the Kings about a month ago. Even Will Ferrell said they should take it in 5.
WE ARE READY TO RIOT HERE IN L.A.!! Kings all the way!
The Penguins acquired Tomas Vokoun from the Caps for a 7th round draft pick.
I’m already looking forward to next year!
I hope there’s no rioting!
That’s not the image hockey needs. This isn’t Vancouver!
Kings in 5 looks like the right call. Too bad for the LA fans that they couldn’t celebrate a sweep for the cup at home.
I was glad NJ won so they wouldn’t be swept. I don’t want hockey to be over yet, even though I have no doubt the Kings will take the Cup.
These Devils are making it interesting, aren't they? They can still play loose because nobody thought it would be 3-2 after the Kings went up 3-0, and I think the Kings are going to be under tremendous pressure back home for Game 6 tomorrow night.
3-0, Kings, as the first period winds down.
I like reading the fan forums, keep posting.
Five minute major was the right call. NHL officiating stinks in general and in this series but kudos for getting this one right.
3-0 Kings should be enough. I don’t foresee Quick faltering now.
4-0 Kings. Will they pull Marty?
The Devils only have five shots on goal. At this point, they need to generate some offense before they would even consider replacing Martin Brodeur.
Of course, if the Devils keep self-destructing with these penalties, it won't make a difference who is in the nets for them.
Yeah, the Devils aren’t playing smart. That’s the second misconduct.
LA Kings, 4 zip!
Devils get one back. They’ve shortened their bench ;^)
Gionta gets accidentally hammered by a cleared puck after another Devil gets a misconduct.
However, the referees bungle an icing call (is it, or isn't it?) and New Jersey gets a pseudo-gift goal to snap Jonathan Quick's shutout.
The second period ends with the score Los Angeles 4, New Jersey 1.
We had to give the east coast 1, so they wouldn’t get too upset.
Turn out the lights; start partying, Los Angeles.
6-1 LA Kings....That has got to sting.
I met Anze Kopitar at last year NHL all star game in NC. Big dude!
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