At least the Staples Center's crew won't have to worry about three playoff games in one day...
As the conference finals began, many were hoping to see a championship round between Los Angeles and New York: America's two biggest markets.
Two weeks later, Los Angeles is in, but the New York Rangers were upset by New Jersey: their smaller neighbor.
Los Angeles is not known as a hockey market, but being the country's second-largest city, it has definitely drawn many movie stars and music artists to start supporting their Kings.
Many people regard Newark as a suburb of New York City, as it is much smaller and not exactly as glamorous. Even during winning seasons, the Devils have had a history of not selling out and not getting as much support as the Rangers.
Things have been better recently, however, as the new Prudential Center (which, in my opinion, is by far the nicest of the 12 NHL stadiums I have visited) has become a cornerstone of Newark and draws many fans to games.
Wayne Gretzky even called the Devils a "Mickey Mouse organization" due to their lack of fan support in the 1990s...wouldn't it be something to see the Devils, who have already knocked out the Rangers, knock out another one of Gretzky's teams?