At the end of a thrilling and grueling postseason, the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings will finally meet in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals to see who will take home the most coveted prize in hockey.
In this special preview of the championship series, SB Nation's own Dirk Hoag breaks down the storylines for the two teams heading into the Stanley Cup Finals. Among other things, he discusses the ageless Martin Brodeur, the improved play of Ilya Kovalchuk, the possibility of Dustin Penner leaving behind his "overrated" label, the resurgence of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter and a whole lot more.
If you needed to get up to speed on the teams before the final series of the year, just watch the video below.
Stick with SBNation's dedicated NHL hub for full Stanley Cup Finals coverage. For more on the New Jersey Devils, check out Devils blog In Lou We Trust. For more on the Los Angeles Kings, check out Jewels From The Crown and SB Nation Los Angeles.