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Stanley Cup Final: Who will win, Kings or Devils? [Poll]

May 30, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Who will win the Stanley Cup?
Who will win the Stanley Cup? (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

Well, it's here, finally. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils is hours away. Who do you think will win the Cup? Is this the year the Kings finally win that elusive title? A quick comparison of the two teams:

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Regular season: 48-28-6 (102 points)
Playoffs: Def. Florida, 4-3; def. Philadelphia, 4-1; def. New York Rangers, 4-2
Regular-season power play: 17.2% (14th)
Postseason power play: 12 for 66 (18.2%)
Regular-season penalty killing: 89.6% (1st)
Postseason penalty killing: 46 for 62 (74.2%)
Regular-season scoring leader: Ilya Kovalchuk 37 goals, 46 assists, 83 points
Postseason scoring leader: Kovalchuk 7-11, 18

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Regular season: 40-27-15 (95 points)
Playoffs: Def. Vancouver, 4-1; def. St. Louis, 4-0; def. Phoenix, 4-1
Regular-season power play: 17.0% (17th)
Postseason power play: 6 for 74 (8.1%)
Regular-season penalty killing: 87% (4th)
Postseason penalty killing: 52 for 57 (91.2%)
Regular-season scoring leader: Anze Kopitar 25 goals, 51 assists, 76 points
Postseason scoring leader: Dustin Brown 7-9, 16

SEASON SERIES

Devils 2-0-0.

So, there are the numbers. Who will win the Cup? Vote now in our poll.

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