Recap: Stanley Cup final, Game 5
|Kings forward Jarret Stoll collides with Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur and defenceman Marek Zidlicky during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., June 6, 2012. (DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters)
Quick closeouts just aren't the Los Angeles Kings' style.
Ironically, on their barnstorming run to the Stanley Cup final, the Kings have really encountered only one trouble spot: that pesky matter of actually trying to close out a series.
In all four rounds, the Kings took a 3-0 series lead and put themselves in a wonderful opportunity to close things out at home. Three of those four times, the Kings lost, including Wednesday night, when the New Jersey Devils stayed alive in the series with a 3-1 victory at Staples Center.
QMI Agency's Derek Van Diest and Don Brennan hosted a live chat for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Saturday.
Here's what they had to say.