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If you're referring to the arena tonight, it's not a surprise really. A weekend game with a chance to clinch their first-ever Cup, and especially given the fact tickets plus airfare here are cheaper than tickets there meant a lot of visiting fans tonight. A lot being a relative term, this wasn't anywhere near Ranger fan totals. Probably around the number of Flyer fans that came to the second round (which wasn't in double digits in terms of percentage).

I don't believe this, but I guess LA is an event town - even so, I still don't believe that tickets + airfare here ends up being cheaper for Kings fans.

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The comeback continues! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjrgi_L1wyo

I don't believe this, but I guess LA is an event town - even so, I still don't believe that tickets + airfare here ends up being cheaper for Kings fans.

Well tickets were supposedly in the four digits for Game 4, so yeah a thousand plus there is gonna be more expensive than two hundred plus airfare and a hotel here probably, depending on how long you stay and where you fly.

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One of my best friends got married tonight, so I wasn't able to be at or see the game, but I was following all night on my phone. Just excited they were able to keep it going. Now let's get it back home for game 7.

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Good game tonight. The D is still being too passive and allowing the Kings to walk in the slot and pick corners. Marty was saved by the post 2-3 times tonight. Great two-pad stack breakaway save by Marty. Marty has got to watch his weaker high-stick side. The Kings have been gunning for it and scoring there. We got a gift off the rare Quick slip up behind the net, but we still need more shots and one more goal a game to take some of the pressure off Marty. Keep those rebounds and deflections coming. If the Devils come back and win it in 7, it'll be the greatest comeback in NHL history. Just another achievement for Marty.

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New Jersey is now 10-1 in Games 4, 5, 6 and 7 in these playoffs.. that is a good record going into game 6, LA does NOT have a good home record.. Lets enjoy this win and the next even more so

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On a side note, did anyone else see the bride and groom out on Championship Plaza before the game? The band even brought them up on stage. For Devils fans, it doesn't get much more hardcore than that. LOL.

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I'm totally taking credit here.

On the day I proposed to my bride-to-be, the Devils eliminated the Rangers and moved on to the SCF.

The Devils didn't win another game until the day I asked my brother to be my Best Man.

Today, I placed a call to my long-time best friend to ask him to be my co-Best Man. Devils won. My friend didn't answer or return the call today, and I won't try to call him again until Monday, the day Game 6 will be played.

If this mojo keeps rolling, I think we've got this thing in the bag. You guys can rest easy. It's all good.

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I don't believe this, but I guess LA is an event town - even so, I still don't believe that tickets + airfare here ends up being cheaper for Kings fans.

Cheapest seat in the building is $1K right now - that's in the nosebleeds.

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My guess is that they are not really Kings fans but pissed off Rangers fans like my wife.

My guess is that they are all Flyers fans that traded their Hextall jerseys in for old Gretzky ones!

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Good game tonight. The D is still being too passive and allowing the Kings to walk in the slot and pick corners. Marty was saved by the post 2-3 times tonight. Great two-pad stack breakaway save by Marty. Marty has got to watch his weaker high-stick side. The Kings have been gunning for it and scoring there. We got a gift off the rare Quick slip up behind the net, but we still need more shots and one more goal a game to take some of the pressure off Marty. Keep those rebounds and deflections coming. If the Devils come back and win it in 7, it'll be the greatest comeback in NHL history. Just another achievement for Marty.

The Kings have a strong game plan. There's a reason they're in the finals, and led this series 3-0 at after three games. You can say Captain Obvious things like "Devils need more shots, Devils need to get 45+ shots on net a game, blah blah blah", but the Kings make it very hard...they're very fast and react well, and don't give you much space or time to do a whole lot. The Devils have done a great job coping with it, despite looking like the slower team at times...I think they're doing the best that they can. They turned the puck over a bit too much last night, but expecting the Devils to be perfect every single night and play mistake-free hockey isn't realistic.

The big difference between this Devils team and more recent Devils playoff teams, is that when other Devil teams looked like this one has at times during this series, it tended to snowball and get worse. This team doesn't buckle...they find a way to hang in there. Part of it was fortuitous bounces last night, but LA has gotten their share of luck too.

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Good game tonight. The D is still being too passive and allowing the Kings to walk in the slot and pick corners. Marty was saved by the post 2-3 times tonight. Great two-pad stack breakaway save by Marty. Marty has got to watch his weaker high-stick side. The Kings have been gunning for it and scoring there. We got a gift off the rare Quick slip up behind the net, but we still need more shots and one more goal a game to take some of the pressure off Marty. Keep those rebounds and deflections coming. If the Devils come back and win it in 7, it'll be the greatest comeback in NHL history. Just another achievement for Marty.

Is that you SatansDevils?

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Cheapest seat in the building is $1K right now - that's in the nosebleeds.

It still costs money to travel. It's probably about break even to be honest. I went to Game 7 in Ottawa 2003 on *very* short notice, my ticket was $150 US, it did not cost me $150 to go to that game. :lol:

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Of all the Devils teams I've rooted for over the past 20 odd years - I am the "most" proud of this one :evil:

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I was sitting right next to the zamboni tunnel and they were getting the Cup ready. It was a great feeling when all those league official all sad looking had to head back down because were pushing this to another day!!!

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One of my best friends got married tonight, so I wasn't able to be at or see the game, but I was following all night on my phone. Just excited they were able to keep it going. Now let's get it back home for game 7.

People gotta learn not to schedule weddings during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Dang.

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and the stupid questions they are asking the devils coach. I'd ask "was going back to LA a big motivation for youguys so you could see that porn stars big boobs behind you?"

Funny thing is the Kings have invited her back again. She claimed to be a "distraction" to the Devils. Apparently she cant read, because the box score clearly states the Devils won that game. Yeah, nice distraction.

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