Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Open Thread

Kings look to go 3-0, Devils just trying to narrow the gap [Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Live Thread]

6/4/12 in NHL   |   Jess   |   34492 respect

June 4, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; A general view of the Staples Center exterior and a statue of Los Angeles Kings former player Wayne Gretzky before game three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIREThe Los Angeles Kings bring the Finals back home to Staples Center tonight for game three. The Kings lead the series 2-0, thanks to two exciting goals in two nail biting overtime games. How will tonight play out in front of their home crowd? Can the Devils bounce back and narrow the gap to just one game or will the Kings pull ahead yet again?

Either way, this is highly likely to be another barn burner. We hope you'll join us during the game to chit chat about each great hit, shot, save, goal, and maybe we'll even see a scrap or two. It's doubtful, the Kings having so much to gain and the Devils having so much to lose, but you never know (hey...you've gotta hook the casual fan somehow).

Grab a drink and a snack, sit down, tune the television to NBC (or CBC if you're north of the border), and let's Q!
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6/4/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I'd throw the Cards into that mix as well.  They didn't put it all together until the last month of the season when the Braves started to hit a road block.  Until then, they were very inconsistent and led the league in blown saves.  This has been a year of the improbable.

6/4/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Kings are the NHL version of the last season's Giants: A team that showed flashes of brilliance, but never put it all together in the regular season, but became an unbeatable buzzsaw in the playoffs.

6/4/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24959 respect

Time to get that parade route planned.. Pretty PP goal by Carter

6/4/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

That was a beautiful tic-tac-toe that made Marty dizzy.  2-0 Kings!

6/4/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
The Kings PK just continues to do nothing but impress

I miss Scuderi!crying

6/4/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24959 respect

The Kings PK just continues to do nothing but impress

6/4/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Brodeur never had complete control of the puck.  Yeah it was under his pas, but he lifted his leg up and left the puck sitting there for a tip in.  1-0 Kings!

6/4/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The Devils have looked much stronger than the Kings so far.  Someone might wanna tell Marty not to clear the puck right into the center of the ice with Kopitar coming towards him.  He got away with it, but usually you won't be so lucky.

6/4/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

It's on NBC Sports for games 3 and 4, a stupid move that NBC has done for as long as they've had the Stanley Cup Finals.  LET'S GO KINGS!