The Los Angeles Kings were hoping to pick up their first-ever Stanley Cup on Saturday, but the New Jersey Devils caught a couple of very lucky breaks and handed the Kings their first road loss of the 2012 postseason. Now the two teams will return to the Staples Center on Monday for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
The Kings are still ahead 3-2 in the best-of-seven series and will have a second chance to clinch their first NHL title on home ice, which would obviously delight the rambunctious crowd at the Staples Center to no end. Game 5 seemed to require everything the Devils had in order to pull off the victory, so the series is not getting out of hand just yet. Should the win not come on Monday night, however, there may be a sudden influx of panic in southern California.
The puck will drop on Monday at 5:00 p.m. PT and will be televised nationally on NBC. You can catch the radio broadcast on 1150 AM.
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