NHL Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6 - Devils v. Kings
LA Kings at 1 1/2 goal favorite going into Game 6. The MoneyLine Bet for the LA Kings is (-175) Bet at Bovada Sportsbook
What a turn-around series. After a going down three games to none against the LA Kings, the New Jersey Devils have bounced back to put up two straight wins bringing the series to a 3-2 LA lead. Game Five was another intense battle in New Jersey with a final score of 2-1. But unlike the first two games where LA won by the same score, New Jersey capitalized on a power play during the first period then scored again in the second period. The King’s lone goal was scored early in the second period.
The Devils have to be exhausted this far into the series but that will not extinguish their hope according to goalie Martin Brodeur who believes him and his teammates won’t stop fighting for the series win. The three time Stanley Cup champion saved 25 of 26 shots and seems to have washed away the memory of LA’s 4-0 win in Game Three. Brodeur will need to keep sharp heading into tonight’s game in LA as the Kings have outscored the Devils 10 goals to 7 this series; and in LA alone 5-3.
To keep the pressure up the Kings have moved to eliminate their biggest sin that they say cost them Game Four in LA: DISTRACTIONS. Darryl Sutter is confident that his guys can make the Stanley Cup theirs. Despite their loss last game Sutter was happy with how his team played and knows that if he can keep them on point the next game could easily go their way. The series is also getting more and more physical with harder hits and even a tussle during Game Five. But the Kings should be used to adversity having changed a coach during midseason then ascending from 11th place in the late stages of the season. So now it’s not a question of can LA overcome the pressure but rather will they.
The mood in the Devil’s locker room has lifted as the team starts to put their game together making them seem like they are now real contenders for the Stanley Cup. The point spread still favors LA by 1.5 so the Devils have a lot to prove to themselves and everyone else. Shots on net and a little luck will determine the outcome of the Game Six.