Martin Brodeur will not be in goal tonight for New Jersey. In fact, he isn’t even with the Devils anymore after manning their goal crease for two full decades. Additionally, Jaromir Jagr didn’t make it out West for the game. Add in Lou Lamoriello now serving as the head coach and you’re left wondering, who are these Devils? What is going on? Well, at least Patrik Elias and Mike Cammalleri will be in the lineup. They have that going for them.
Sitting near the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, the Devils are in town for only their second appearance at Staples Center since being eliminated by the Kings in Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. To help us with some pre-game predictions is Patrick Kearns of The Fourth Period magazine. Let’s see which of these items is most likely to happen…
Odds by MayorsManor:
1:1 – Mike Cammalleri scores. Guaranteed. Kings killer.
2:1 – With Tim Sestito in the lineup for the Devils, it won’t take more than a period for Jordan Nolan to go looking for payback from his previous fight with brother Tom Sestito.
3:1 – During the post-game press conference, Darryl Sutter isn’t happy with the media when they ask if Martin Jones will start on Saturday.
6:1 – Jake Muzzin has the second-most ice time among the Kings defensemen.
11:1 – Anze Kopitar extends his assist streak with two more helpers.
26:1 – Patrik Elias steals the puck at the end of the game.
68:1 – Jaromir Jagr finds a last minute flight to LA and he is on the bench for puck drop.
300:1 – All Star, and top line center, Scott Gomez records a hat trick for the Devils.
Odds by Patrick Kearns:
1:1 – Jaromir Jagr celebrates his 100th birthday!
3:1 – Kings players keep saying “Don’t I know you from somewhere?” to Devils players, completely forgetting that you actually have to play someone to win the Stanley Cup after the Western Conference Final.
10:1 – The Devils fire a coach.
50:1 – The Devils actually have to play with only 11 forwards because they bring too many coaches to fit a 12th forward on the bench.
1,000:1 – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in the Kings owner’s box.
5,000:1 – Lou Lamoriello tries to fire Darryl Sutter and take over the Kings’ bench.
7,500:1 – The Devils don’t actually have enough healthy players and just forfeit.
REQUIRED READING: During the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, Kings and Devils fans were treated to endless tales from one of the games great story tellers, Willie Mitchell. Click here to look back at some of his early memories of playing in New Jersey.
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