MHH Stanley Cup Playoffs Live Thread: June 9, 2012 - Game 5

June 6, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) during the third period in game four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals against the New Jersey Devils at the Staples Center. The Devils won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils, Game 5, 8:00 Eastern, NBC and CBC

Well, here we are again, folks. The Kings are on the precipice of lifting the Cup, and the Devils are fighting for their hockey lives. The Devils hope to continue what they started in LA during Game 4 while the Kings hope to get back what they were missing in that game. The Kings can set a new NHL record tonight by becoming the first team to have 11 road wins in a single playoff season; the Devils just became one of six teams in the last 24 attempts to win Game 4 after trailing 3-0 in the finals.

Don't take losing Game 4 as an indication that the Kings are slipping, though. Throughout the 2012 playoffs, Game 4s have by far been the team's worst. All three of their losses have come in the 4th game, in fact. Besides, this is the finals were talking about here, folks. As Trevor Lewis said, "It's pretty tough to sweep (the finals)."

Also don't take winning Game 4 as an indication that the Devils are right back in this thing. The last team to come back from a 3-0 deficit in the finals to win the Cup were the Maple Leafs. In 1942. I'm not saying it can't be done, but they're going to have to rely on more than just planting "a small seed of doubt into the (mind) of . . . goalie Jonathan Quick" to do it. (NHL.com)

STATS
18 GP 22
15 W 13
3 L 9
0 OT 3
0 P 0
0.833 P% 0.591
2.78 G/G 2.54
1.50 GA/G 2.32
10.8 PP% 14.8
93.1 PK% 73.2
31.1 S/G 29.3
27.9 SA/G 27.1
49.1 FO% 47.4

DATE VIS/HOME FINAL
JUN 6, 2012 NJD @ LAK NJD, 3 - 1
JUN 4, 2012 NJD @ LAK LAK, 4 - 0
JUN 2, 2012 LAK @ NJD LAK, 2 - 1
MAY 30, 2012 LAK @ NJD LAK, 2 - 1
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker