Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Kings Will Clinch Title in Tough Road Environment

June 9th, 2012 by Jesse Reed Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Kings are ready to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup. They will do so by beating the New Jersey Devils in a hostile environment in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final—something that has become second nature for this band of road warriors.

So far in this postseason, the Kings have tied an NHL record by winning 10 road games, according to the Los Angeles Times, four of which they won in overtime. They will break the record tonight by winning their 11th-straight road game.

The Kings have outworked, out-hustled, out-played and outhit every team they've faced on their historic run. The tough environment they face on the road seems to have little-to-no impact on them at all, unless you count the way it has galvanized their faith in one another to perform in difficult circumstances.

There is no doubting the fact that the Devils are a fantastic team, led by Martin Brodeur, who will be a sure-fire Hall of Famer when he finally decides to retire. Though he's lost three games to the Kings so far, he has kept his team in the series by making fantastic save after fantastic save under the most stressful circumstances in professional hockey.< ...

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