May 22, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards (10) celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period against the Phoenix Coyotes of game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Devils vs Kings: The Tale of the Tape


May 29; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the Stanley Cup on display during media day for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

The Stanley Cup Finals begins tonight at 8pm EST from the swamp. Lets look at the New Jersey Devils vs the Los Angeles Kings from a numbers perspective.

REGULAR SEASON

Regular Season Record: Devils- 48-28-6, 102 pts.  Kings- 40-27-15, 95 pts.

May 25, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Ilya Kovalchuk (17) celebrates his goal during the first period in game six of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Points at Home/Road: Devils 52/50. Kings 49/46.

Goals For/Against: Devils 228/209, +19. Kings 194/179, +15.

Head to Head in 2012: Oct 13/2011, NJ 2 LA 1 @NJ, Oct 25/2011, NJ 3 LA 0 @LA.

PLAYOFFS

Playoff Records: Devils 12-6.  Kings 12-2.

Goals per game/Goals Against per game: Devils 2.83/2.33. Kings 2.93/1.57

Power Play/Penalty Kill %: Devils 18.2/74.2  Kings 8.1/91.2

Record when Scoring 1st: Devils, 8-2. Kings 7-1.

Record when giving up 1st goal: Devils 4-4. Kings 5-1.

OT Records: Devils, 4-1. Kings 2-0.

Goals Scored per period: Devils, 1st-23, 2nd-6, 3rd-18. Kings, 1st-14, 2nd-12, 3rd-13.

May 22, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) and goalie Jonathan Quick (32) celebrate after beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in overtime in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Goals Against per period: Devils, 1st-9, 2nd-17, 3rd-15. Kings, 1st-7, 2nd-11, 3rd-4.

PLAYER STATS (REG SEASON)

Top 3 scorers: Devils: Kovalchuk 37-46-83pts, Elias 26-52-78pts, Parise 31-38-69pts

                               Kings:   Kopitar 25-51-76pts, Williams 22-37-59pts, Brown 22-32-54pts

Power Play Goals: Devils- Kovalchuk 10. Kings- Brown/Williams 9.

Shorthanded Goals: Devils- Henrique 4. Kings- Richards 4.

Penalty Minutes: Devils- Clarkson 138. Kings- Clifford 123.

Martin Brodeur: 31-21-4, 3 SO. 2.41 GAA, .908 Save%  4 assists.

Jonathan Quick: 35-21-13, 10SO. 1.95 GAA, .929 Save %  2 Assists.

PLAYER STATS (PLAYOFFS)

May 25, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Zach Parise (9) celebrates after defeating the New York Rangers in game six of the 2012 Eastern Conference finals at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Top 3 Scorers: Devils- Kovalchuk 18pts, Parise 14pts, Zajac 12pts

                          Kings- Brown 16pts, Kopitar 15pts, Williams/Richards11pts

Powerplay Goals: Devils- Kovalchuk 5. Kings- Richards/Carter 2.

Shorthanded Goals: Devils- Salvador 1. Kings- Kopitar/Brown 2

Game Winning Goals: Devils- Clarkson 3. Kings- Brown 3.

Penalty Minutes: Devils- Carter/Clarkson 20. Kings- Penner 26.

Martin Brodeur:  12-5, 1SO. 2.04GAA .923 Save %  4 assists.

Jonathan Quick: 12-2, 2SO. 1.54GAA .946 Save %

Number of Canadian born Players (min 1 game): Devils- 6. Kings- 12.

 

Number of American born Players (min 1 game): Devils- 7. Kings- 6.

Stanley Cups: Devils-3. Kings- 0

Avg Height/Weight: Devils- 6’1, 204lbs. Kings- 6’1, 208lbs

Avg Age: Devils: 30. Kings: 26.5

 

If this series is as close as the numbers, we are in for perhaps one of the best Cup Finals we have seen in awhile.

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

 

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