Despite being down 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Los Angeles Kings, the New Jersey Devils have some impressive things to lean on as they look to crawl back into the series tonight at the Staples Center.
Twice the Devils forced the mighty Kings into overtime and in Game 2, were a couple of inches away from knotting the series up at one game apiece after Ilya Kovalchuk's shot rang off of the crossbar with seven seconds left in regulation.
The Kings have been "road warriors" the entire postseason and improved to a perfect 10-0 away from home after the first two games in New Jersey.
The Devils have gotten solid goaltending from Martin Brodeur and held a "red-hot" Kings offense to four goals in two games.
In order for New Jersey to still have a shot at the Cup, they must win tonight in Game 3. Otherwise, the most coveted prize in the NHL will be headed to Hollywood for the first time ever.