The City of Angels hockey club, with it's second SCF appearance in it's 45 seasons, tries to win it's first Stanley Cup against the New Jersey Devils, 3 time Stanley Cup Champions ('95. '00, '03) in 5 finals trips.
WC #8 Seed Los Angeles Kings
(aka KANGZ, LAK, FlyersW)
Advanced by beating the Vancouver Canucks in 5 games.
The clinching goal, in OT, by Jerret Stoll
Then sweeping the Stl Blues in 4.
Then dispatching the Phoenix Coyotes in 5 games, the clinching goal in OT by regular season whipping boy Dustin Penner
Expected Starting Lineup
Notes: Images blatantly stolen from TooCool
EC #6 Seed New Jersey Devils
(aka ??swamp rats??)
Advanced by beating the Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, and NY Rangers.
Note to Mod: Insert NJ fans' pictures, gifs, amusing anecdotes
Zach Parise - Travis Zajac - Dainius Zubrus
Patrik Elias - Adam Henrique - Ilya Kovalchuk
Alexei Ponikarovsky - Jacob Josefson - David Clarkson
Ryan Carter - Stephen Gionta - Steve Bernier
Bryce Salvador - Marek Zidlicky
Andy Greene - Mark Fayne
Peter Harrold - Anton Volchenkov
Game 1 odds
Game 1 total
STANLEY CUP FINALS SCHEDULE
(all games start at 5 p.m. Pacific time, 8 p.m. Eastern)
Game 1 — Wed., May 30 — at Prudential Center — NBC, CBC
Game 2 — Sat., June 2 — at Prudential Center — NBC, CBC
Game 3 — Mon., June 4 — at Staples Center — NBC Sports Network, CBC
Game 4 — Wed., June 6 — at Staples Center — NBC Sports Network, CBC
*Game 5 — Sat., June 9 — at Prudential Center — NBC, CBC
*Game 6 — Mon., June 11 — at Staples Center — NBC, CBC
*Game 7 — Wed., June 13 — at Prudential Center — NBC, CBC