Can they score again?
The only times the Kings have faltered in the playoffs have been in elimination games, in Game 4 of the opening round against the Canucks and Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Coyotes. They did finish off the sweep of the Blues, at home in Los Angeles.
Signs point to a Kings sweep. They have been superb at absorbing early waves of pressure, waiting and pouncing on the Devils' defense.
Can ... but won't
Of course the Devils can win Game 4 to avoid a sweep to the rampaging Kings, but will they? That's another matter.
Perhaps, if iconic goalie Martin Brodeur can sip from the Fountain of Youth one more time or if their comatose 0-for-12 power play can locate an electrical outlet for a spark of life.
Maybe Devils coach Pete DeBoer could cast a spell on Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who has given up two goals on 72 shots this series.
But unless Dustin Penner and captain Dustin Brown morph into Dustin Hoffman or Devils $100 million bust Ilya Kovalchuk suddenly turns his zero points into goals, fuhgeddaboudit Joisey. Crown the Kings with their first Stanley Cup.
Too much Quick
Gary R. Blockus