There hasn't been a sweep in the Stanley Cup Final since 1998. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Kings have the chance to do it to the New York Rangers, and in the process, have the chance to put themselves in the "modern-day dynasty" conversation.
It'd be Los Angeles' second Stanley Cup win in just three years, and since only one team -- the 1942 Maple Leafs -- have ever come back from 0-3 down in Stanley Cup Final history, the Kings pulling off the feat seems basically inevitable, whether it happens on Wednesday night in New York or later in the week.
The Rangers were devastated after their Game 3 loss on Monday night, and that depressed mood carried over to practice day on Tuesday. But head coach Alain Vigneault says they're ready for Game 4, even if they're in an ugly position.
"Not sure what you guys expected," said Vigneault, "but I think our overall mood was the one that was expected and appropriate. I didn't think anybody would be making cartwheels yesterday. Today we're back at work. We had a good meeting this morning. We're getting ready for a good hockey game tonight."
The Kings have been in this exact position before. In the 2012 Final, they went up 3-0 over the New Jersey Devils before losing two straight, ultimately winning in Game 6. They'd like to avoid that stress this time around, and Jarret Stoll thinks he has the formula.
"No let-up," Stoll said. "Be as desperate before Game 3. We knew we needed to be a desperate team, winning a tough road game, tough building, just try to prepare to win a game. That's it. No other thoughts beyond that. That's it."
There are no expected lineup changes, although Dan Carcillo is eligible to return to the lineup after serving a six-game suspension. Here's all the pertinent information on how you can consume Game 4:
Los Angeles Kings at New York Rangers
Game 4, Stanley Cup Final | Kings lead, 3-0
8 p.m. ET | Madison Square Garden | New York, N.Y.