The New Jersey Devils have won two straight and can even things with a victory in Game 6 tonight, Monday June 11th, in Los Angeles against the Kings. NHL oddsmakers have installed the Kings as -155 moneyline home favorites over the Devils (+145) with the over/under set at 4.5 goals. Be sure to check the New Jersey Devils vs Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 2012 NHL Playoff Odds before they drop the puck.
New Jersey (14-9, 7-5 V) pulled out a 2-1 victory in Saturday’s fifth game that handed the Kings their first road loss of the postseason, and their only back-to-back losses so far in the playoffs. Devils netminder Martin Brodeur has been the catalyst for the comeback, allowing just two goals in his last two games.
New Jersey also received goals from Zach Parise and Bryce Salvador to stay alive. For Parise — the Devils’ captain — it was his first goal of the Cup Finals and eighth of this postseason.
“You know, I’ve been singing the same tune since Game 1,” said New Jersey head coach Peter DeBoer. “I said even when we were down 3-0 that I didn’t feel that the series was that lopsided. Our best players were our best players tonight and that’s the key this time of year.”
Salvador who had only nine assists in 82 games during the regular season is now tied with L.A.’s Drew Doughty for the most points by a defenseman in this year’s postseason. Both Salvador and Doughty have four goals and 14 points this spring.
LA’s (15-4, 5-3 H) Saturday loss in Newark was the first road setback of this postseason for Los Angeles, which is now 10-1 as the guest this spring. The Kings, who are in Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in club history, were denied in their attempt to become the first team to win 11 road games in one playoff year.
Justin Williams scored the only goal for the Kings, while Jonathan Quick made 17 stops. The setback dropped L.A. to 16-4 in this postseason and tonight’s Game 6 will mark the furthest point the Kings have been pushed to in any series during these playoffs.
“You know, we’re probably saying what they said Games 1 and 2, where we got breaks and now they did,” said Los Angeles head coach Darryl Sutter. “That’s how even it is. We hit a couple posts again tonight, and you hope one goes off the post and in.”
The Bottom Line: The Kings have to pull out everything they have tonight. Want to dominate the books this season with some of the best NHL Picks Experts in the business? Then sign up right now and get NHL Picks Free!
Recent Trends to Consider:
Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles.
Under is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings.
Underdog is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Kings are 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Devils are 9-1 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
Devils are 1-6 in their last 7 Monday games.
Kings are 0-7 in their last 7 games as a home favorite of -151 to -200.
Kings are 0-8 in their last 8 games as a favorite of -151 to -200.
New Jersey Devils vs Los Angeles Kings
When: Monday, June 11th@8:00 PM EST
Pick: Kings -155
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