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It's about that time again boys and girls. The culmination of an entire hockey season comes down to just winning four games. The teams? The sixth ranked New Jersey Devils and the eighth ranked Los Angeles Kings.
The Devils will be banking on the hot hands of Ilya Kovalchuk as he has a league leading 18 points in this years playoffs. The same being said for the Kings, who will be relying on their young netminder, Jonathan Quick. Quick leads the league, this playoffs, with a 1.54 goals against average and a .946 save percentage.
Each of these two stars will be putting their team on their respective backs to carry the workload for the finals. But who will falter first? Or will a new hero emerge for these last games? One cannot forget to mention the greatest goaltender of all time Martin Brodeur, who has been anchoring the Devils through the playoffs. At 40 years old, Brodeur is still putting up great numbers, like a 2.04 GAA and a .923 Save percentage.
The Kings will be looking for offensive support from Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, and Jeff Carter. Carter having two assists in game five and a hat trick in game two against the Phoenix Coyotes. If any one of these three forwards heat up. Brodeur will have his hands full in the defensive zone.
Key Points: Look for Kings to step up and get physical with the Devils. They must keep up the physicality in order to tire out Kovalchuk and Parise.
Prediction: 3-2 Kings
- David "The Dasian" Rivard
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