Keith Jones says that the Devils need to play "a completely different game" against the Kings on Wednesday night in order to send the Stanley Cup finals back to New Jersey for a Game 5. That doesn’t seem right at all.
The Devils have played quite well in the first three games of this series. In fact, aside from a lapse in the middle of Game 1 and during the third period in Game 3, you could even argue that they’ve been the better of the two teams in the series.
They’ve controlled the puck. They’ve taken their shots. They’ve had their scoring chances. In all, they’ve just missed too many prime opportunities and run into one of the best goaltenders in the game in the midst of one of the best playoff performances we’ve ever seen.
The Devils can’t really play much better than they have, and that’s whats so frustrating for them as they face this 0-3 deficit. If they play a different game than they have in the first three, they’re probably going to find themselves facing the end of the road sooner than later in Game 4.