On the road again. It's a ballad better suited for a team in a country and western city. It could work in Dallas or Nashville, but the L.A. Kings will at least feel comfortable breaking it out for Game 5. With a chance to clinch before the local glitterati, the Kings instead are licking their wounds after a 3-1 loss to the Devils and will head for the gritty confines of New Jersey, a place where they have already won twice.
To be fair, it suits a team that plays a fast, physical game often free of Tinseltown flash. "We've been there before," says L.A. defenseman Drew Doughty. "It isn't anything new." No, a team that is 10-0 away from home ice won't mind packing its bags for another road contest on Saturday night. "The fourth one is the toughest," said Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. "It doesn't matter where we win it. We just need to win it."