After a crazy post-season in the National Hockey League, US Sports InFormer Ed Wyatt has a feeling for who will be 'King' and take out the Stanley Cup.
The top-seeded Vancouver Canucks knocked out in the first round and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings made it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals.
The Kings upended the Canucks, swept aside the St Louis Blues and beat Phoenix in five games to reach the finals.
Their opponents will be another surprise team, the sixth seed in the East, the New Jersey Devils.
The Devils earned the trip by eliminating Florida, upsetting Philadelphia and then stunning the New York Rangers.
So what do we expect from a Kings/Devils series?
Well, it starts with solid goal-tending on both sides. Forty-year-old Martin Brodeur is a three-time Stanley Cup winner for the Devils, while LA's Jonathan Quick has probably been the best goalie overall in the post-season.
Another key will be the power-play and the penalty-kill. Both teams have struggled with a man advantage. The Devils were just 3/23 on the power play against the Rangers, while the Kings have been a miserable 6/74 throughout the playoffs.
These are two hot teams with plenty of scoring options. For LA, captain Dustin Brown, smooth Anze Kopitar and surprising youngster Dwight King have been dangerous throughout the playoffs. The Kings are rested and ready and hoping to bring a first-ever Stanley Cup to Los Angeles.
The Devils counter with the talented trio of Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise and Travis Zajac, all of whom have scored big goals when they were needed.
To be honest, I think the Kings will win the Cup, but there isn't much value in backing them at (1.68). If you believe in the Devils - and why not, they've made it this far - they're a bit better Betfair value at (2.44).
On the other hand, it might pay to look at the 'Series Correct Score' for a better opportunity. I think this will be a close, hard-fought series and I would be surprised if either team won in fewer than six games.
Five of the last eight Stanley Cup finals (and two of the last three) have gone to seven games. I suggest looking at either team winning in seven. The Devils are $5.80 to win Game Seven, which would be played on their home ice, while the Kings are $5.30 for a Game Seven win.
Even if it only goes six, the odds are still decent. New Jersey is $7.40 to win in six games, while Los Angeles is $4.80 to win a clinching Game Six on its own home ice.