The playoffs have been a blur for Cup finalists
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Stanley Cup playoffs have become somewhat of a blur for the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings.
It seemed like yesterday that the regular season came to an end and the teams looked forward with apprehension to meeting Florida and Vancouver in the opening round, respectively.
Two months later, they are hardened and wearied. The players are getting sick of the scraggily, wiry beards covering their faces. Their only concept of time seemingly is whether it is a game day or not. All that matters is ending the Stanley Cup chase as soon as possible.
It's also the greatest moments of their lives, no matter what happens.
Being in the Cup finals might be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hold hockey's greatest prize.