No Joy in LA as Kings Fails to Clinch Stanley Cup

The Kings fail to get a Stanley Cup sweep Wednesday, instead losing to the New Jersey Devils 3-1

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    New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) reacts after scoring the game-winning goal in the third period during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles Kings

    It was a disappointing night for Los Angeles Kings fans both inside and outside Staples Center.

    Inside, a sellout crowd watched the Kings fail to get a Stanley Cup sweep, instead losing to the New Jersey Devils 3-1.

    Outside, thousands of fans who had gathered for what they hoped would be a historic occasion didn't see much of anything. None of the big screens around Staples Center showed the game, and scores of police kept fans from loitering near the arena.

    Forty-five-year-old Ray Reyes said he's a lifelong fan who came downtown to take part in history, but wished he'd stayed home and watched on TV.

    With the Kings up 3-1, the series now returns to New Jersey for Saturday's Game 5. If necessary, Game 6 will be in LA.

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