I didn’t get to watch all of Game 1 from last night, but I did catch the OT winner. I am not overly happy that the Kings won, but at least it was a closer game and was a lot more interesting than any of the other games LA has played.
Like I’ve said before, I dislike LA. They should not have even been in the playoffs this year, and yet here they are, after winning Game 1 in New Jersey, 3 wins away from their first Stanley Cup.
The most intriguing thing about the Kings run this year is that they have won every single game on the road. I have absolutely no clue how any team can do this given how hard it is to win one game on the road let alone NHL record 9 that the Kings have stockpiled in these playoffs. And I still can’t figure out how they have managed to lose 2 games at home when they have been so dominate on the road and overall. It just confuses the heck out of me when I try to figure out the LA Kings this postseason.
Even though I wasn’t happy that the Devils lost last night, I can say that they did a really good job of keeping LA off the board and holding off the Kings offense for almost the whole game. Other than a few bad plays by the Devils defense, they were able to stop pretty much all the offensive chances the Kings had, and anything that got by their D was stopped by Martin Brodeur.
And as for the OT winner Brodeur let by, there is no way you can blame him for that. It was just a really bad play by his D in the neutral zone and there was nothing he could do since his D left him high and dry with very few options of how to stop the LA player on the breakaway.
I just hope that the Devils offense and defense both show up for Game 2 and can come away with a win. That would make it all better.
That’s it for now,