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2012 NHL Playoffs: Winner Of Devils And Rangers Will Face Los Angeles Kings

And then there were three.

After last nights very controversial ending to Game Five of the Western Conference Finals, the Los Angeles Kings are locked into their second Stanley Cup Finals appearance.

The Kings will now wait and watch with the rest of us to see who their opponent will be, either the New York Rangers or New Jersey Devils.

Los Angeles is an eight seed but is playing like anything but in this postseason. The Kings have been an unstoppable force of nature thus far, scorching through each series. They took care of the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues and Phoenix Coyotes in five, four and five games respectively.

Perhaps most impressive, they're yet to lose on the road with a perfect 8-0 mark.

Whomever comes out of the East will have home-ice advantage, whether or not they want it. Either team is very capable of beating Los Angeles, but will need to play its best.

Jonathan Quick is the best goaltender nobody seems to know about. He's every bit the equal of Henrik Lundqvist just with less notoriety.

Either the Devils or Rangers will also be familiar with a pair of Kings' forwards in Mike Richards and Ryan Carter, who used to wear Philadelphia's colors.

It should be fascinating to watch as it all unfolds in the coming days.

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