The Los Angeles Kings' only two losses in the NHL playoffs have come when they've played at home, holding a 3-0 lead in a series.
Kings forward Trevor Lewis, who 10 years ago played for Brighton High School, knows what to expect from New Jersey in Wednesday's Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals.
"The fourth game is always the hardest to win," Lewis said in a text message to The Tribune. "They are playing for their season and to stay alive. We need to make sure we don't get overconfident and play our game feed off the energy of the crowd."
The Kings responded well in the Staples Center atmosphere in Monday's Game 3, winning 4-0. Lewis was credited with an assist on the team's first goal and helped kill six penalties. He skated 22 shifts accounting for 15 minutes, 54 seconds of ice time including 3:34 in short-handed situations.
Los Angeles is 15-2 in the playoffs, positioned to complete an epic run as a No. 8 seed and win the franchise's first championship in its 45th season.