Thanks to Adam Henrique's skate-to-stick-past-Quick game-winner, the Devils prevented a sweep in LA Wednesday night, spoiling the Kings' party and forcing them to hop a cross-country flight back to New Jersey for Saturday's Game 5.
Trailing the series 3-1 (no team has rallied back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup final since the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs), the Devils will host one at home while aiming to plant a seed of doubt in the heads of an absolutely dominant Kings squad.
"Well, you hope so," said coach Pete DeBoer after his team's 3-1 victory. "That's the plan. We've got to take it home and take care of business now and win another one."
This is no road-weary Kings team, however.
LA has posted a staggering 10-0 record away from home this post-season, which ties an NHL record for most road wins in Stanley Cup history. The 2004 Calgary Flames (also coached by Darryl Sutter) and the 2000 and 1995 Devils squads all amassed ten road victories as well.
Building on a three-goal performance (after managing only two goals over the first three games), the Devils look to tarnish the Kings' pristine record and send it back to Staples Center. Their loss to New Jersey Wednesday night dropped the Kings to 5-3 at home.
"We pulled it off, one game," said 40-year-old netminder Martin Brodeur, who was stellar in stopping all but one of the Kings' 22 shots. "We'll take it one game at a time. But I'm sure they're not happy to make that trip. We'll try to make it miserable for them again."