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Season 6 Episode 26

2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils Game 1

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Aired Sunday 12:30 PM May 30, 2012 on NBC
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2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils Game 1
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  • Meh...

    7.0
    If this wasn't a Finals games with all the attendant pomp and intensity attached to it, it would be forgettable. I felt they spent the entire game feeling each other out and LA won on a prayer. Justin Williams admitted he blindly threw the puck to an open area hoping Kopitar could get it, which he did.



    While it's true that the Kings had the edge in play throughout, New Jersey missed some gold-plated scoring chances and probably should have won 3-1. L.A. has gotten away with stuff like that throughout the whole playoffs and they very good and will beat teams that don't take advantage of the few chances they give up.



    I;m not sure what to make of this whole things. The Kings are not by a long shot the 1985 Oilers or the 1978 Canadiens, yet at 13-2 their playoff run conjures up memories of those great teams. I keep thinking that at some point, they will have to face adversity, but they have never had to play from behind and winning the first three games of each series means they haven't had much pressure to face.



    Kings captain Dustin Brown talked about how it makes things just that much harder for other teams to have to chase games and series against his team and I think that's the key point. If the Devils can win Game 2, we'll see. They say every team faces adversity on their way to the Cup, but if LA wins Game 2, this might turn out to be the most unlikely luxury ride to a championship we've ever seen.



    Personally, I'm hoping for a long, competitive series.moreless
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