Devils Head To L.A Facing Two Game Deficit
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Although Mike Richards has only been in Los Angeles for less than a year, he has a pretty good idea what 45 years of simmering frustration will sound like when his Kings take the ice with the Stanley Cup nearly in reach.
"That's probably one of the loudest rinks I've ever played in, and it's going to be even louder tomorrow," the center said Sunday, already anticipating the energy at Staples Center for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night.
A coronation just feels imminent for these Kings, who opened the finals by adding two more victories in New Jersey to the longest run of road perfection in NHL playoff history -- 10-0 this season, and 12-0 dating to last season.
Now that the Kings are back home on the West Coast, the Stanley Cup has never been closer to going Hollywood.