NEWARK, N.J. - The Kings are getting ready for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and the memory from 19 years ago surfaced, again, on Friday in Newark.
Someone asked Devils Coach Peter DeBoer if he had ever called for a stick measurement.
That drew laughter, naturally, from the assembled press. Near the end of Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Final between the Kings and the Canadiens in 1993, Montreal Coach Jacques Demers called for a measurement of defenseman Marty McSorley's stick.
The curve of the stick was found to be illegal. Montreal tied the score on the ensuing power play, won the game in overtime, and the rest is famous hockey history. This is the first time the Kings have been to the Final since then.
So back to DeBoer... .
He did do it back in junior hockey when he was coaching Kitchener in the Ontario Hockey League in 2005. And the guilty player was none other than the Ducks' Corey Perry, who was then playing for the London Knights.