Recap: Stanley Cup final, Game 5

Kings forward Jarret Stoll collides with Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur and defenceman Marek...

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)

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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.


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