Who’s hot: Kings Ds Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell are the lead horses on a penalty killing group that is 64-for-69 (92.8%) on the penalty kill.
Who’s not: The Devils power play is 0-for-12 in the series, and it failed on a crucial 5-on-3 in the first period of Game 3. It was the turning point of the game.
Story lines to follow: Coach Peter DeBoer is considering whether to reinsert Petr Sykora into the lineup. …Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder, out since January because of a blood clot, also is ready to play if DeBoer wants to make a change. … Sutter hasn’t decided whether to play Simon Gagne again in Game 4. He played 6:39 Monday in his first game back from a Dec. 26 concussion.
Stats of note: The Devils have not led a single minute in the first three games. In the playoffs, the Kings have outscored their opponents 19-5 after the second intermission (15-5 in the third period, 4-0 in overtime).