2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 5 Players Who Need a Big Final Series

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2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 5 Players Who Need a Big Final Series
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The Kings and Devils face off in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. on Wednesday night.

The Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils playing in the Stanley Cup Final was about as unpredictable as the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

Nobody saw these two teams playing for hockey's most prestigious trophy, just like nobody saw The Beatles going from their traditional softer roots to their psychedelic transition in 1967.

The No. 6-seeded Devils took care of the Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers en route to the Stanley Cup Final while the Kings took care of the top three seeds in the Western Conference, needing only 14 games to do so.

Both teams have key players capable of changing a series with one flick of the wrist or one forearm to the chest.

The matchup between the Kings and Devils will feature a very fun battle between the pipes as Martin Brodeur will go against Jonathan Quick.

One of the game's best against one of the up-and-coming goalies in the NHL.

It's a true David vs. David matchup. Which underdog will come out on top?

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