Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5: Simon Gagne's Resurgence Excites Kings Fans

The Los Angeles Kings may not be celebrating a Stanley Cup just yet, but even after their 3-1 loss at the hands of the New Jersey Devils in Game 4, there's still plenty for Los Angeles to be excited about.

The play of their fourth line in Game 4 was phenomenal, and although it may have taken a game for him to get going after returning from injury, Simon Gagne had a great game that should earn him a greater role come Game 5 on Saturday night. Via Kings blog Jewels From The Crown:

There were many positives in this game if you're the Kings, the most exciting of which is the resurrection of Simon Gagne. Gagne was a force in this one and looked closer to being back to his old self. Look for him to remain in the lineup in New Jersey and possibly seeing a bump in playing time. Another positive is that they once again were able to dominate possession. If they keep throwing this type of game out there, it is going to be extremely hard for the Devils to get back in this series.

Stick with SB Nation'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.

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