Devils Rely on Home Advantage This Weekend
There was a time when home-ice advantage wasn’t the New Jersey Devils’ best friend.
If either the rival Rangers or Flyers were in New Jersey, there would be as many New York or Philadelphia jerseys in the crowd as Devils’ colors.
Not anymore, at least not in the playoffs this year.
The Devils have been tough at the Prudential Center, known as the “The Rock,” and they need one more big effort Saturday night in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final to keep their championship dreams alive and prevent the Los Angeles Kings from capturing their first NHL title since coming into the league in 1967.
It’s a tough task. The Kings haven’t lost on the road since the playoffs started two months ago. They are 10-0, including two overtime wins here.
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