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Video- Don Cherry Wants To Know What Was Rob Scuderi Thinking?

The Bernier hit was the main topic tonight on Coach’s Corner but also discussed was players wearing rings on their fingers and some Quick and Brodeur talk too.

added 10:16pm, If you don’t have a North American IP, you can’t see the above video, but I have added one below you can watch.

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Video- The Series Changing Hit

Steve Bernier received 5 for boarding and a game and while on the penalty kill, the Devils allowed 3 power play goals.

The score at the end of the 1st period is 3-0 LA.

added 10:00pm, CBC call of the hit is below.

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Open Post- Game 6 Stanley Cup Final, Devils vs. Kings

Quite a few hockey experts expected a LA win in game 4, not as many picked the Kings in game 5, so who wins game 6?

By looking around the web today, I would say half the people are picking the Devils, the other half the Kings.

What about you, what team wins tonight?

The puck drops just after 8:00pm ET on NBC, CBC and RDS.

Some notes via ESPN Stats and Information Group and Elias Sports Bureau can be found below…

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Afternoon Line

A championship would make the Kings not a team for the ages but a team for their age, an era when all voices seem to resonate with equal force and the inclusive nature of modern playoffs helps sports regress to the mean. Not every man is a king, of course, but the Kings are everyman, a reminder that the first step in winning a lottery is actually buying a ticket. Los Angeles qualified for the playoffs with two days remaining in the regular season.

-Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated where you can read much more on the Kings.

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Kings Need To Focus On The Game

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Looking back now, you could sense a smelling of the flowers in that Kings room, as a group of players readied to win the most stress-free Cup perhaps in the history of the game.

We recall Dustin Penner, talking about the pursuit of his second Cup, and how he is able to enjoy this run more. “The jitters, the butterflies you get in this position?” he said on the morning of Game 4. “I’m more enjoying them than worrying about them.”

Well, the enjoyment wagon has left town, replaced by the “Holy-crap-we’d-better-not-blow-this” wagon. The Devils will read about this, and have even more motivation, as if they require any more.

“When your bus has to pull by the 10 limos parked on the road getting ready for the after-party,” said New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer, “that’s definitely motivation.”

Right on cue, that old tennis game has begun, as the two coaches volleyed over which of their sides was under greater pressure to win Game 6.

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Kings Become Efficient

from Jeff Z. Klein of Slap Shot,

Why, then, did the Kings lose so often during the regular season, and why are they winning so often in the playoffs?

The answer, it turns out, is tied in part to their shooting efficiency and simple mathematical probability.

During the regular season, the Kings scored on only 6.4 percent of their shots on goal while skating five on five – the lowest even-strength shooting percentage in the N.H.L.

In comparison, the median teams, Buffalo and Edmonton, struck on 8.3 percent of their five-on-five shots, and the best team in shooting percentage, Tampa Bay, scored on 9.9 percent. (See this chart at behindthenet.ca, which renders the Kings’ shooting percentage at “936” under the heading “5v5 Sh%,” which actually stands for opposition goalies’ save percentage.)

What does 1.9 percentage points below the N.H.L. median mean over the course of an 82-game season? Quite a bit, as it happens – 38 goals.

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King Must Now Battle Their Past Too

from Bill Plaschke of the LA Times,

No, Kings, no!

Three days after having the Stanley Cup on the end of their sticks, the Kings skated onto the thinnest of ice Saturday, slushing toward disbelief, skidding into a serious sweat.

In a series against the New Jersey Devils that should have been completed by now, those flames curling across the Prudential Center ice came alive, and their heat is real.

In the Kings’ race against 45 years’ worth of demons, the demons are gaining.

On a night when they could have been carrying the Cup, they were hitting the post. They were hitting a crossbar. They were watching a goal score on a puck that hit their defenseman’s back. And they just kept getting hit, and hit, and hit.

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Video- HNIC Opening, Game 5

The Hockeywebcaster captured the Game 5 opening from HNIC.

As always, a great job by the HNIC crew.

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Brodeur Is The Star Of Game 5

Scott Oake, P.J. Stock and Kelly Hrudey of Hockey Night in Canada break-down the Game 5 win by the New Jersey Devils.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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