Rob Scuderi D LA 29 Days
Robert Scuderi thinks the Kings slow start cost them on Tuesday.
"I think the challenge for us is - as Darryl would say - 'starting on time,'" Scuderi said. "I thought they dominated the first. Second period, I thought they dominated the first half. We took the second half, and we dominated the third. When you think about it, it's pretty much an even game, but they buried on their chances." Scuderi added that the Kings didn't learn their lessons from Game 3, so now the series is tied. The good news for the Kings is that the series is moving back to Los Angeles for Game 5.
Rob Scuderi D LA 4 Months
Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi acknowledged he's had informal talks about signing D Rob Scuderi to a contract extension.
Scuderi has one year left on the four-year deal he signed with L.A. prior to the 2009-10 season. While Scuderi's offensive numbers haven't been anything to write home about this season (one goal, four points), he's been a reliable blueliner for a Kings team besieged by injuries to its defensemen. Scuderi's current contract has an average cap hit of $3.4 million, but the new CBA could reduce the average price for a defender of Scuderi's ilk.
Rob Scuderi D LA 5 Months
The Kings allowed more goals in 22 minutes Saturday against the Blackhawks than they did in any game of their entire 20-game playoff run.
Makes you realize just how remarkable they were in the postseason. Los Angeles lost 5-2, but it allowed four goals in that 22-minute timeframe. Rob Scuderi thinks it was all mental. "Physically, I can understand most guys in this league not being ready because they haven't been playing overseas," defenseman Rob Scuderi said after the Kings' 5-2 loss. "But I think mentally is where we were hurting the most."
Rob Scuderi D LA Jun 10 '12
Los Angeles defenseman Rob Scuderi thinks that the New Jersey Devils have the momentum in the series at this stage.
The Devils became only the third team in NHL history to win Games 4 and 5 of the Stanley Cup Final after dropping the first three games. "They have got the momentum now," Scuderi said. "It's up to us to get it back." The other two teams that have fought back after losing the first three of the Cup Final are the 1945 Detroit Red Wings who lost in Game 7 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Maple Leafs who won the Cup in 1942 over Detroit, becoming the first team in pro sports to win a series after losing the first three.
Rob Scuderi D LA Jun 07 '12
Kings blueliner Robert Scuderi gave Martin Brodeur credit for New Jersey's 3-1 victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals.
"I thought we played OK for the most part," Scuderi said. "I thought both teams were kind of sitting back for a long period of time. I thought we had some opportunities to get the lead, and Brodeur was the difference. He made the big saves when he needed to, and they capitalized on a couple of their opportunities and that's it." The Los Angeles Kings still have a 3-1 series lead going into Saturday's contest. Both goaltenders have been solid in this series and Game 5 is likely to be another low-scoring contest.