Don’t put the champagne on ice just yet.
That was the mindset a day after the Los Angeles Kings snowplowed the New Jersey Devils, 4-0, in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
The victory Monday night at Staples Center put the Kings up 3-0 in the series, leaving them one win from raising their first Cup in franchise history. In the minds of the players, however, they’re also four straight losses from having it snatched away.
“Can't get too excited, look too far ahead,” said third-line center Jarret Stoll. “You have to stay in the moment and play the game.”