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2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Devils Vs. Kings: Ilya Kovalchuk Remains Defiant

The New Jersey Devils are down 2-0 entering Game 3 Monday night on the road vs. the Los Angeles Kings. Devils star Ilya Kovalchuck is not conceding the series to the Kings, however.

We [are] not going to give up. We [are] in the finals for a reason," Kovalchuk said during a Sunday press conferenc. "We just have to go out there and try our best and try to get a win.

"It's not easy. But we were good on the road all year long. We're just going to go out there, like I said. We're two games down, but we didn't lose everything yet. We have to have four wins to get a Cup. Does not take just two."

The Devils would, of course, have to win four-of-five to win the Stanley Cup now. Kovalchuk, though, tried to remain upbeat.

"It's not hard to believe. We're going to take it one game at a time. It takes four games to win the series, not two, not three, not one," Kovalchuk said. "They were good the first two, but we'll see what's going to happen."