Recap: Devils, Kings clash

The Kings celebrate a goal against the Devils during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup...

The Kings celebrate a goal against the Devils during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., May 30, 2012. (SHANNON STAPLETON/Reuters)

QMI Agency

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In the parity-driven NHL, any team qualifying for the postseason has a chance at reaching the Stanley Cup final.

This year's participants are living proof.

The upstart New Jersey Devils are looking for their first Stanley Cup in nine years as they hosted the opening game of the best-of-seven final Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings haven't been to the final since 1993 and are looking for their first championship in franchise history.

QMI Agency's Ian Busby and Bruce Garrioch hosted a live chat during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final.

Here's what they had to say.