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 LOS ANGELES – The visitors dressing room at Staples Center was thick with
emotion after a third consecutive loss in the Stanley Cup Final. Philip Rivers Jersey . Somber and downcast,
the Devils looked the part of a defeated bunch, one confronting the reality of a
seemingly hopeless 3-0 series deficit, following a dominant 4-0 Kings victory on
Monday night. ”Its very frustrating really,” captain Zach Parise said softly.
“Its kind of been the same story for the three games; the opportunities have
been there for us, the difference is theyve been scoring on them and we havent
been and now we find ourselves down three.” Jonathan Quick has turned aside all
but two of the 72 shots New Jersey has mustered so far, perfect with 22 saves
for his third shutout of the postseason on Monday night. The Devils havent found
any answers offensively versus Quick, not helped an inch by a power play
stumbling at critical points – 0-12 in the series, including 0-6 in Game 3. “I
think at the end of the day, were just not executing,” Bryce Salvador said.
“Were generating chances, were just not finding a way to bury them.” The first
two games of the Final could have gone either way – the Kings won both in
overtime – but after a decisive Game 3, the better club has definitively made
its case. No team in the last 70 years has emerged from such a deep deficit in
the Stanley Cup Final (1942 Leafs), leaving optimism in a hopelessly dim light
for the squad from Newark, New Jersey with Game 4 ahead on Wednesday
night. ”Obviously everyones going to be throwing a bunch of history stats at
us,” Salvador said, “but I think history is always written to be changed.” “Were
going to continue to push,” David Clarkson concluded in a hopeful tone. “Were
not done yet.” Five Points 1. Momentum was there for the taking late in a
scoreless first period, but with 59 seconds of a 5-on-3 advantage –
Mike Richards and Jeff Carter were in the box for Los Angeles – the Devils
failed to score, aggressively pursued by a Kings penalty kill which has been
almost unbeatable in the postseason (92.8%). “The guys that we got going out
there, theyre putting it on the line,” Carter said, noting the impact of
assistant coach John Stevens on the special teams unit. “Theyre all quick guys
who can track down pucks and make it tough on their guys.” A string of blocked
shots made matters considerably more difficult for the Devils. “Its not an
ability,” Justin Williams said of blocking shots, “its a willingness. Everyone
out there is doing the exact same job every night, getting in front of pucks,
making sure it doesnt get to our goaltender.” Particularly effective in such a
realm on Monday night was Matt Greene, turning shot after shot aside with the
Kings shorthanded. 2. Pete DeBoer defended his struggling stars following
Mondays game. Parise and his current linemate Ilya Kovalchuk combined for five
goals and 12 points in the Eastern Conference Final against New York, but have
yet to hit the scoresheet versus Los Angeles. “You have to give their goalie and
their team some credit,” DeBoer said. “You know, [Quicks] made some saves. We
put up the same number of chances against Philly, the Rangers, were getting some
goals. Were not this series. Thats a credit to them. Its not that our guys arent
trying or not doing enough. Theyre shutting the door. Weve got to find a way.”
3. Simon Gagne made a dramatic return to the Kings lineup for Game 3, sidelined
since Boxing Day with a concussion. “We knew he was going to come back and give
it his all,” Dustin Penner said of the veteran Gagne. “Hes got the most playoff
experience of anyone in the room. We werent worried about him coming in, we were
excited for him.” Gagne totaled 11 shifts on the fourth line with Colin Fraser
and Jordan Nolan. 4. The Kings heaped praise on head coach Darryl Sutter for his
thorough game-day preparation since taking over for Terry Murray in late
December. “Hes been the ultimate as far as preparing the team and I think thats
what we needed with quite a young team,” Willie Mitchell said prior to a
25-minute effort on Monday. “Being in L.A., being in the sun – you walk outside
and its 75 degrees, sunny and its nice – sometimes its human nature to forget
about whats at hand. Hes done a great job with our young guys preparing them to
play and thats been a big reason for more consistency within our game.” “His
intensity is an intensity that I havent encountered yet from a coaching
perspective,” Penner added. “When he gets to the rink, he gets in his mode, hes
pacing; its game-time for him all the time.” 5. The atmosphere was electric for
the first Stanley Cup Final game in Los Angeles since 1993. “During the TV
timeout, you can feel it,” Penner agreed. “You cant block out 19,000 people
yelling We want the Cup.” Antonio Gates Jersey .S. Open qualifier at
Walton Heath on Monday. A total of 104 players are challenging for 12 spots
available for the years second major, which will be held at the Olympic Club in
San Francisco on June 14. Eric Weddle Jersey . The 6-foot-10 forward
signed a three-year, $18 million contract with Phoenix on Friday, then faced
questions about his past head-on at a news conference. “I realize 10 minutes of
feeling good is not really worth putting my life and my career and my legacy in
jeopardy,” he said, “so Im confident to say that that part of my career, that
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. Indiana Pacers incoming president Donnie Walsh had said he didnt want to
disrupt the nucleus of a team that went 42-24 and reached the second round of
the playoffs last season. Philip Rivers Womens Jersey . – Mark Teixeira
paused ever so briefly from describing his dynamite day to cough and clear his
throat. Antonio Gates Womens Jersey . Sydney FC chief
executive Tony Pignata is quoted as saying in Wednesdays edition of the Sydney
Morning Herald that his club had already approached Del Piero through his
management and was “going to go for it as hard as we can. MARCO ISLAND, Fla. —
Domonique Foxworth has been elected president of the NFL Players Association
without opposition. In 2007, Foxworth was elected by the Broncos as a player
representative. In 2008, he became the youngest vice-president of the NFLPA
Executive Committee. “One of the most important things I learned from (former
NFLPA president) Kevin (Mawae) is about responsibility,” Foxworth, a free agent
cornerback, said to the board following his election. “Players like to say, The
NFLPA is our organization. There is a wealth of experience and talent in this
room, and I will reach out to each and every one of you about your interestts
and passions. Ryan Mathews Womens Jersey. If we work as
hard as we did during the lockout now in peacetime, we will be the strongest
organization in the world.” Elected to serve on the executive committee are
Matt Hasselbeck (Tennessee Titans), Matt Light (New England Patriots),
Brandon Moore (New York Jets) and Ben Watson (Cleveland Browns). They join
current executive committee members Charlie Batch (Pittsburgh Steelers),
Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints), Brian Dawkins (free agent), Scott Fujita
(Cleveland Browns), Jeff Saturday (Green Bay Packers) and Brian Waters (New
England Patriots) who were re-elected. ’ ’ ’ 

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