You guys know I don’t believe in must-win games until a loss sends you home. But this is pretty close to a must-win for the Devils, not to mention for NBC.
The Kings have a woeful two losses at home — as opposed to zero on the road.
No team has come back from 0-2 after losing the first two at home, in the finals, since 1966’s Canadiens. The Devils rely on the idea that easily Games 1 and 2 could have been theirs, and also that if they can just win one, it puts doubt and pressure on the Kings … who, to be honest, sound as if they’ve gotten a little ahead of themselves with all this “two wins away” talk, particularly 10-foot-pole Carter.
Be ready to have your senses hammered to death by NBC Sports with vomit-inducing shots of all the celebs — especially those from NBC shows — and also shots of TGO (The Great One) and Mark Messier, and all sorts of former Kings.
Also, stay tuned after the game (which probably means overtime) as John Tortorella continues his media tour by doing a spot on Bob Costas’ butt-kiss-a-thon.
Let’s Go Tony! Let’s Go Miami!