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Stanley Cup Final: A little light reading before Game 5
Stanley Cup Final: A little light reading before Game 5

Teams that won the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final have gone on to win the series 25 of 26 times. Will the Kings make it 26 for 27 Friday night at Staples Center against the New York Rangers? A sixth game, if necessary, would be played on Monday at Madison Square Garden. That’s two days to listen to players on each side insist the pressure is really on the other team, how they haven’t played their best game yet, and all the other standard clichés. The only team that erased a 3-0 deficit in the Final was the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, who rallied to overtake the Detroit Red Wings. That feat has since been pulled off in earlier rounds three other times,...

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