To say that the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings versus the New Jersey Devils was predicted by advanced analysis would be folly — even the most ardent hockey modeler couldn't have forecasted this... more »
The Devils and Kings will meet Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and though past Devils’ Cup-winning teams were defensive-minded, this New Jersey squad packs a bigger offensive punch.
“Their power play at times has been very potent,” Kings goalie Jonathan Quick said Tuesday. “Their top two lines have been very potent. Their fourth line as well has scored some timely goals.
“Solid defense and obviously Marty [Brodeur] is one of the best goalies ever to play, so they are a very strong team and will be a challenge for us.”