May 30, 2012 3:30 pm

Scouting the Devils

This is Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Kings and the New Jersey Devils. The Devils, the sixth-seeded team from the Eastern Conference, beat the third-seeded Florida Panthers in seven games, then beat the fifth-seeded Philadelphia Flyers in five games and the top-seeded New York Rangers in six games. In these playoffs, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise and Travis Zajac each have scored a team-high seven goals, and Kovalchuk leads the Devils with 18 points. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur has a 2.04 goals-against average with one shutout in this postseason. In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Devils were shut out by the Rangers twice but scored a total of 15 goals in their four wins. For the latest on the Devils, check out the coverage from the Star-Ledger and the The Record, followed by the possible lineups for the Devils and the Kings…

The Star-Ledger’s Devils coverage

The Record’s Devils coverage

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DEVILS LINEUP
Zach Parise-Travis Zajac-Dainius Zubrus
Alexei Ponikarovsky-Adam Henrique-Ilya Kovalchuk
Patrik Elias-Jacob Josefson-David Clarkson
Ryan Carter-Stephen Gionta-Steve Bernier

Andy Greene-Mark Fayne
Bryce Salvador-Marek Zidlicky
Anton Volchenkov-Peter Harrold

Martin Brodeur
Johan Hedberg

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dustin Penner-Mike Richards-Jeff Carter
Dwight King-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Brad Richardson-Colin Fraser-Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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