It’s been a long season but finally the NHL is at its final home stretch, the Stanley Cup Finals.
The two teams that will be facing off in the finals are the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils. Each team has defied the odds this post season as neither team had home ice advantage for any of its playoff series and neither was really given a legitimate chance at winning it all. Several weeks later and here both teams are, 4 wins away from the greatness they’ve been trying to achieve all season. Which team will win it all though?
During the regular season these 2 teams faced off twice back in October, once in New Jersey and once in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for the Kings, both of these games resulted in losses, however each team was completely different back then as the Kings had yet to acquire Jeff Carter and were still operating under former coach Terry Murray. The Devils on the other hand were still discovering who they were after an awful 10-11 season.
For the first time since 1999, the Stanley Cup will be won by a team whose captain is American as both the Kings (Dustin Brown, NY) and Devils (Zach Parise, MN) were born in the U.S.
The winner of this series will be the lowest seeded team since the NHL adopted the 16 team playoff format back in 1994 to win the Stanley Cup. Currently the lowest seeded team to ever win it all was the New Jersey Devils as a #5 seed.
If the Kings win it all they will be the 4th consecutive team to start the season in Europe and win it all.
The Kings have won an NHL record 10 consecutive playoff games on the road (dating back to last season) and will look to extend that streak as they will start the series off on the road in New Jersey.
The puck will drop at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Wednesday May 30th at 8:00 pm Eastern as the series will get underway.
Barrys Tickets is proud to be on Thumbtack.com feel free to go and checkout their site and our listings. Concert Sport and Theater Tickets for less